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Coroner: Body found in abandoned home has been dead for more than 5 years

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SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner's Office says a body found in an abandoned home in Summerville has been dead for more than five years.

Authorities say the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a male body was found on Thursday.

Coroner Chris Nisbet said around 3:07 p.m. a man, who takes pictures of abandoned homes, came across the body.

"The individual is what I would classify as a skeleton with mummification also," Nisbet said in a report."It also appears the decedent was fully clothed at the time they died there or were placed there."

Nisbet says the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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