Body found in burned home outside Walterboro

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say the body of a man was found inside a home that burned outside Walterboro Tuesday night.

Colleton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ted Stanfield said the house fire happened on Jones Swamp Road.  Colleton County Fire and Rescue officials responded to the scene after a passerby saw flames coming from the home.

By the time firefighters arrived, fire had spread to much of the house.  After knocking down the flames, firefighters found the body inside.

Stanfield said no cars were parked in the driveway, so investigators do not think anyone else was at the home at the time of the blaze.

The identity of the remains has not yet been determined.  SLED agents are investigating.

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