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Coroner's office identifies the bodies found in submerged car

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office confirmed Saturday that the two bodies found submerged in the Toogoodoo Creek Friday is that of the two missing men.

The coroner’s office says 22-year-old Otis Brown Jr. and 26-year-old Joshua Finley died as a result of drowning.

Authorities say the sheriff's office along with the Charleston Police Department located a gold Ford Explorer in Toogoodoo Creek off Storage Road.

Officials with the sheriff's office says the two bodies were recovered from the Explorer at 2 p.m.

A report states that vehicle was submerged in the creek, as investigators from both agencies were conducting an investigation into the missing persons case of Joshua Fenley and Otis Brown Jr.

Fenley and Brown were reported missing by family members on May 28 after the two had not returned home. 

According to Rhonda Brown, who is Brown's mother and Fenley's sister, both of the men left her home on America Street last Friday in her tan Ford Explorer.  Both men said they were going to the Ravenel/Hollywood area where they have friends and family.

Both were then seen at a wedding reception on Saturday in Rantowles then at a party at Elijah's Social Club on Yonges Island. 

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