Deputies investigating death near 6th St. in Gaffney

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CHEROKEE CO., SC (WSPA) – The Cherokee County Coroner’s office investigated the death of a homeless man after his remains were found Thursday afternoon.

The coroner’s office said two people were walking when they noticed the skeletal remains in a heavily wooded area near the intersection of 6th Street and Administration Drive.

The coroner’s office said Robert Edward Bumgardner, Jr., 65, of Gaffney, was homeless by choice, and his family last spoke with him back in Nov.

β€œBumgardner had been camping in the area where the remains were located as clothing, food packages, along with his wallet and identification, was found,” Coroner Dennis Fowler said.

Fowler said it does not appear that foul play was involved in the death.

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