SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner's Office says a body found in an abandoned home in Summerville has been dead for more than five years.
Authorities say the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a male body was found on Thursday.
Coroner Chris Nisbet said around 3:07 p.m. a man, who takes pictures of abandoned homes, came across the body.
"The individual is what I would classify as a skeleton with mummification also," Nisbet said in a report."It also appears the decedent was fully clothed at the time they died there or were placed there.
Nisbet says the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office is investigating.