Investigation underway after body found in Orangeburg County

Updated: Dec. 6, 2019 at 6:24 PM EST
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ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation after a body was found near Santee.

Officials said deputies were called to an area about a mile west of the intersection of Five Chop Road and U.S. Highway 176 on Friday. Authorities said bridge maintenance workers called 911 after finding the body just after 10 a.m.

At this point, the body has not been identified as deputies continue to work with the Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office as part of the investigation.

“This investigation is just beginning,” said Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, “but we will provide answers as soon as we determine how this person passed.”

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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