PIEDMONT, SC (WSPA) – Anderson County Sheriff’s Office officials said an investigation is underway after human remains were found in Piedmont Tuesday.
According to a sheriff’s office news release, detectives and forensic investigators responded to the scene in the area of River Road and White Road, after a survey crew found possible human remains.
An investigation revealed that the remains were human.
Coroner Greg Shore confirmed was on scene and says the remains are believed to be of a 53-year-old man who lived in a mobile home park that used to be in the area. Shore says the man was last seen alive in October of 2018.
Shore says the man was found dead of an apparent suicide with a gunshot wound to the head. He also says they found a gun, and ID, and alcohol nearby.
The man’s identity is not being released pending notification of family members.