Deputies release photos of clothes worn by unidentified man found dead

ORANGEBURG, SC (WCSC) - The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office released pictures of the jacket and basketball shorts that were worn by a man whose remains were found on Jan. 28 in a wooded area in off Five Chop Road.

A hunter discovered the human remains out in the woods in Orangeburg. Investigators say the remains are that of an African-American male. Deputies say the body was badly decomposed.

Investigators say the body is between 17 and 21 years old and is between 5'7" and 5'9". The man was wearing what deputies believe is a distinctive jacket, black sweat pants, basketball shorts that were worn under the sweat pants and camel Timberland boots.

"We are releasing the photos of the John Blaze jacket that had lettering around the hood "Cash Rules Everything Around Me" and basketball shorts in an effort to generate new leads as to the individual's identity," said sheriff Leroy Ravenell. "Anyone recognizing this jacket or shorts should contact us immediately."

The sheriff's office has been in contact with several agencies across the state, but has not been able to match the victim with any existing missing person reports.

"It is imperative that anyone who recognizes these clothing items that were worn by a person that has not been heard from in several months to contact us so we can continue our investigation into how this man came to be in Orangeburg County," Ravenell said.

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