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Coroner identifies man found dead off Bees Ferry Road

Investigators in the area of Bees Ferry Road near Walmart. Investigators in the area of Bees Ferry Road near Walmart.
WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified the body found next to a pistol in the woods near Walmart on Bees Ferry Road on Weednesday.

The coroner's office identified the victim as 46-year-old David Thompson, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Charleston Police Department officials say a man was walking in the woods looking for turtles around 5 p.m. Wednesday when he found a badly decomposed body.  

When they arrived to the scene, they found a Ruger pistol lying near the body.

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