Fort Jackson soldier found dead in SC state forest, investigation underway

No cause of death has been determined.
No cause of death has been determined.(Dan Stark)
Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 5:52 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2021 at 3:31 PM EDT
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WEDGEFIELD, S.C. (WIS) - Officials in Sumter County said the body of a Fort Jackosn soldier was found in a state forest.

Sergeant First Class Gregory Scott Abbott, 55, was found dead in the Manchester State Forest on July 22, officials confirmed.

SFC Abbott was assigned to one of the Army Reserve’s training support battalion’s, 2nd Battalion, 345th Regiment.

The State Forestry Commission found his body in a vehicle that evening and alerted deputies.

Investigators are working to determine how Abbott died. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday, July 27.

The Sheriff’s Office said “no determination has been made at this time.”

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