Deputies investigating body found in clothing bin in Kershaw County
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office reports a body was found in a donation bin in Lugoff.
Kershaw County Coroner David West said the body was discovered in a clothing donation bin between Lugoff Toyota and Camden West Inn at around 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 31.
West added that there were no signs of how the victim died but the body has been in the bin for months and the body was “virtually mummified.”
Officials from the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office said deputies believe it is an adult female based on the clothing located on the body.
West said an autopsy is scheduled for this Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
He originally believed the victim might be someone who used the collection bin as a shelter from recent cold weather but realized the remains were too decomposed for it to be someone who had died recently.
“The donation bin had likely not been emptied in many years,” West added.
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