Missing 71-year-old man found dead in Taylors, investigation underway

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Jerry Eugene Pruitt (From: Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)

Jerry Eugene Pruitt (From: Greenville Co. Sheriff’s Office)

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Missing 71-year-old Jerry Eugene Pruitt has been found dead, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Jerry Pruitt was found deceased outside of a vehicle off Burrell Road in Taylors early Saturday morning, deputies said.

A death investigation is being conducted into the cause of death. An autopsy by the Greenville County Coroner’s Office is pending.

Deputies previously reported Pruitt as missing on Friday. They said he was last seen on N. Barton Road in northern Greenville County Friday morning.

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