Body found on Bloomville Road
by Robert Joseph Baker | May 17, 2014 5:42 pm
Last Updated: May 19, 2014 at 3:55 pm
Clarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels said the body of a 46-year-old man was found in a ditch in front of a home in the 3200 block of Bloomville Road in Manning early Saturday afternoon. He said identification on the man gave two different addresses, one in South Carolina and another in Ohio.
Earlier reports indicated a hit and run with fatality being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, but Samuels said no wreck was involved.
“He’s been there quite a while, at least four or five days,” Samuels said. “I couldn’t tell if there was any trauma to the body.”
Samuels said he will be attempting to make contact to the addresses on the man’s ID. He said the body will be sent to Charleston for an autopsy.
UPDATE (Monday, May 19, 2014): Identity of body released