CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A woman that was reported missing was found dead Wednesday evening in Cherokee County.

According to Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller, deputies and the coroner’s office were called to Piney Knob Drive just before 5 p.m. for a death.

Upon arrival, investigators located a body half a mile off the roadway on a 40-acre tract of land.

It appeared she had been there for several days according to the coroner.

The Cherokee County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as 43-year-old Amanda Michelle Deaton, of Blacksburg.

Deaton was reported missing by family after losing contact with her on November 30th.

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.