Missing Mt. Pleasant man found dead near home

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A man reported missing last week was found dead in the woods of Mt. Pleasant on Wednesday, authorities say.

Charleston County Sheriff's Office Major Jim Brady said deputies responded to a wooded area near Hamlin and Rifle Range roads around 3 p.m. to find the body of 72-year-old Phillip Washington.

Washington, who lived at 2663 Rifle Range Road, was reported missing Nov. 16. Brady said deputies searched the area then, but came up empty.

Brady said foul play is not suspected at this point. The Charleston County Coroner's Office and deputies will continue to investigate.

Washington's cause of death has not been released.

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