Lexington coroner identifies body found in Irmo pond

Investigation into body pulled from pond

The Irmo Police Department with assistance from the Lexington County Sheriffs Department dive team recovered a body from a pond this afternoon.

The body of Tao Gao, 42, was discovered in a pond located in the Carmel Commons, a subdivision off of Wandering Brook and Columbia Avenue in Irmo.

No foul play is suspected at this time. An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday to determine Gao's cause of death.

The Irmo Police Department is investigating.

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