Man, son riding four-wheelers in Dorchester County discover human skull, other remains | News


Authorities in Dorchester County are investigating after a man and his young son discovered a human skull and other remains in a wooded area near Summerville earlier this month. 

Dorchester County sheriff’s deputies were called about 6:15 p.m. May 18 to the corner of Finucan Road and U.S. Highway 78 after a man reported he and his son were riding four-wheelers in a wooded area off Finucan when they found a body, according to an incident report. 

Deputies found the remains, which looked like they’d « been in the woods for sometime (sic), » the report said. 

Authorities found « several items of identification » on the remains, according to the report. The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office hasn’t yet released the person’s name. 

In addition to a skull, deputies found « other skeletal remains of a human to include shoes, a belt and clothing, » the report said. 

Further information about the case wasn’t available May 19. 

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