Human remains found by dog identified

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The coroner has identified the remains found by a dog in Greenville County March 29 as 45-year-old Shannon Pinson. Investigators are still trying to figure out how she died.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office’s is treating Pinson’s death as suspicious.

“I hope they found out who done it,” said Doug Shackelford, whose dog dragged a human skull to the edge of his property two weeks ago.

“My dog had been bringing up bones in the yard, and I saw them out there…but I thought they were deer bones,” Shackelford said.

He and his wife called 911, and investigators began searching the area. Friday, 7 News was the first to inform him that the Coroner’s Office identified the remains as Pinson.

“I’ve never seen her and don’t recognize her name either,” Shackelford said.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Pinson was last seen on Dec. 9, but was never reported missing.

“Normally when someone dosen’t appear within a day or two some loved ones, friends, family, someone, will call and report them as missing, but that just wasn’t the case here,” said Lt. Ryan Flood with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

This isn’t the first time a body has been found in the area of Lakeside Road. In January, utility workers found 19-year-old William Ramirez shot dead. Deputies do not believe that incident is connected to Pinson’s death.

“We don’t have any information that these two are connected in any way shape or form,” Flood said.

People who live in the area tell us that it’s a dumping ground.

“It’s a dead end street, so I think they just think they can get away with throwing anything down here,” Shackelford said.

Anyone with information on Pinson’s whereabouts or death are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 23-CRIME.

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