GEORGETOWN COUTY, SC (WCSC) - According to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to Mauresina Road off of Pennyroyal Road for a report of a body in a wooded area.
The family of the man who went missing near that spot, says this discovery brings him hope.
"Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies located one deceased victim," GCSO officials said."At this time, Georgetown County Sheriff's Investigators are on scene and the identity of the victim is unknown."
"I'm just hoping," said Alphonso Alston's sister Raquna Alston. "I'm hoping to find who did this. And they get what they deserve."
The location of the body is near the area where two men, Alphonso Alston and Herbert Deas, were last seen on Siau Lane after an altercation in which shots were fired last month.
According to Georgetown County Sheriff's office, Alston went to the home of his ex-girlfriend and found 30-year-old Deas there with her. Investigators say Deas and Alston got into an argument and Deas shot at Alston, but hit Alston's ex-girlfriend.
Investigators say that's where Deas and Alston were last seen.
Georgetown County Sheriff's office has been searching for the two men.
Meanwhile, the Raquna has come to a realization.
"I've feared the worst," said Raquna Alston. "I've just tried to accept it is what it is and maybe we can try to find his body."
On Wednesday, she saw that glimpse of hope when a body was discovered about 6 miles from where he was last seen.
She says she just wants to see her little brother one more time.
"I would tell him I love him," said Raquna Alston. "I would just hug him and tell him the same things I normally tell him. You know, live life. Do you."
As deputies continue the investigation, a family hopes for answers.
"We just want our brother," said Raquna Alston. "We just want closure. We just want to find his body."
An autopsy is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Sampit community has organized a vigil for Alston.
It will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church.
That's located at 2569 Powell Rd.