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Authorities find body of Summerville man reported missing in July

Marc Saunders (Source: Dorchester Co. Sheriff's Office) Marc Saunders (Source: Dorchester Co. Sheriff's Office)
DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities say they have found the body of a Summerville man who was reported missing earlier this summer. 

The Dorchester County Coroner's Office says the body of 61-year-old Marc Godwin Saunders was found in a field on Wire Road on Saturday. 

"The remains were suspected to be of a man who went missing on July 1, 2016," DCCO officials said. "Identification was made by a Forensic Odontologist to be the remains of Marc Godwin Saunders." 

The primary cause of death is pending. 

Saunders was last seen on July 1 in the Ridgeville area walking down Thomason Road.

His family told deputies they found his eyeglasses at a home in Summerville where Saunders lived with his father at one time.

Saunders' family says he was recently hospitalized, but was released on July 1. 

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