Sheriff’s office: Body found in marsh appeared to have self-inflicted wounds

VIDEO: Body found after vehicle crashes into marsh in Hollywood

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Investigators with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office say a body found in a marsh appears to have self-inflicted wounds.

Capt. Roger Antonio with the sheriff’s office said the discovery of the body started with a report of a vehicle that had run off the roadway and into the marsh in the 4400 block of Highway 174 in Hollywood.

The scene was near the Toogoodoo Creek Bridge.

When deputies went to investigate the accident they discovered a body nearby.

Antonio said nobody was in the vehicle when deputies checked the vehicle, and investigators had been trying to determine if the body had anything to do with the vehicle.

“Deputies believe that the deceased male subject in the marsh was the driver of the vehicle," Antonio said.

A report states a witness reported seeing a male subject exit the vehicle and walk into the marsh.

“Deputies noticed several lacerations on the subject’s wrists and inner elbows that appeared to be self inflicted,” Antonio said."His wounds were not consistent with injuries from a vehicle collision. "

CCSO officials said in a statement that deputies also located a box cutter in the vehicle, along with what appeared to be blood.

“Deputies continue to investigate the incident,” Antonio said.

The call came in at 11:27 a.m.

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