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Body Found In Remote Whispering Hollow Rd Area In Greenville Co.

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A decomposed body was found in a remote area at the end of a Greenville County road Wednesday.  The sheriff’s office says deputies were called to the isolated area off Whispering Hollow Road around 3 p.m. A decomposed body was found in a remote area at the end of a Greenville County road Wednesday. The sheriff’s office says deputies were called to the isolated area off Whispering Hollow Road around 3 p.m.
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -

A decomposed body was found in a remote area at the end of a Greenville County road Wednesday.

The sheriff's office says deputies were called to the isolated area off Whispering Hollow Road around 3 p.m.

The body appeared to have been in the area for a long time, according to investigators.

The Greenville County Coroner's Office said they're not sure exactly how long but the body was decomposed to where it could have been several weeks to a few months.

Coroner Parks Evans said they have an idea of who the body may be but dental records may hold the key to finding the exact identity.

The set of teeth that was discovered was in tact when investigators examined it and there was extensive dental work done, officials said Thursday.

Investigators also brought in forensic anthropologist Dr. Shanna Williams. She has specialized training in biological anthropology with a forensic focus and examines bones to determine unique characteristics that may lead to a positive identification.

Williams also works with USC's School of Medicine at the Greenville Campus. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Anatomy.

She has worked with multiple other agencies in the upstate on cold cases and other missing person cases.

Williams said in the early stages of an investigation she may work to determine the age, race or sex of a body and later look for trauma or things that have happened to the bones after death.     

"I'm looking for damage to the bone and fracture patterns that would be associated with different forces applied to the bones," she said. 

If you have any information that may help with the investigation, call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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