Body recovered from Lake Carolina

COLUMBIA – Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford is releasing information concerning a body that was recovered at Lake Carolina around 4:35 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.

According to Coroner Rutherford, The Richland County Coroner’s Office Forensic K-9 unit assisted the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources with the recovery of the body of an African American male. 

“Details are limited at this time, however, a full autopsy with positive identification will be conducted in the morning with our forensic pathologist and anthropology team. We never want to give false hope or give a family wrong information, so we will positively identify this individual before sharing any other details. I have personally spoken with the family of the missing teen from Lake Carolina and they are aware of this discovery. Upon proper notification being made, we will release more detailed information,” Coroner Rutherford states.

More details will be posted as they are available.

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