Body of SC man found 9 days after being reported missing

Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 12:45 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 23, 2021 at 4:25 PM EDT
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WINNSBORO, S.C. (WIS) - A South Carolina man reported missing more than a week ago was found dead in a ravine after a crash in Fairfield County, officials say.

Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill says Jeffrey Harrison, 62, of Winnsboro, was found dead on Old River Road near Interstate 77 on July 22. Harrison had been reported missing to Winnsboro Public Safety on July 14.

According to Coroner Hill, Harrison’s body was found inside of a wrecked vehicle that had gone off of the roadway into a ravine by Fairfield County Sheriffs Office. Coroner Hill says Harrison had been deceased before he was reported missing on July 14 but they are still investigating a time frame.

Officials say Harrison was travelling west on Old River Road, when his vehicle ran off the left side of the road and into a deep gully. Officials say the vehicle struck several trees and the driver became entrapped.

According to Highway Patrol, Harrison was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The death remains under investigation by Fairfield County Coroners Office, Winnsboro Public Safety and South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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