GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office officials said human remains have been found at a scene on Lakeside Road.
According to a sheriff’s office news release, the call about the remains, which were found in the 100 block of Lakeside Road, came in to dispatch just before 4:20 p.m. Friday.
A resident called 911 when his dog dragged in human remains.
Greenville County Chief Deputy Coroner Mike Ellis said Friday it was too soon to determine the age or sex of the deceased or how long they have been dead. Investigators and dogs are still looking for more of the body.
Neighbor Ronald Shackelford told 7 News his dog, “Yellow,“ routinely shows up with bones from deer or goat carcasses, so he didn’t think much of it when the dog was chewing on bones this week.
He said it didn’t become clear to him that they were human remains until Friday afternoon.
“He brings bones up here all the time, so I didn’t think too much about it til I seen that skull,“ Shackelford said. “That was like a human skull.“
Forensics investigators and dogs were brought out to search for more of the body. As of about 8 p.m. Friday, investigators had not found remains beyond those in the Shackelford’s yard, according to Ellis.
The Deputy Coroner said the search will likely resume first thing Saturday morning.
He said there were no initial signs of foul play. The remains will be going to a lab Saturday, and it is possible that a forensic pathologist could find signs of foul play, as well as identifying features, according to Ellis.
Lt. Jimmy Bolt of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said investigators have responded to the scene and said the investigation is in its early stages.
Anyone with information about the remains found are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.