NESMITH, S.C. (WCSC) - The Williamsburg County Coroner’s Office identified the body found in a ditch Monday afternoon a man who had been missing since Sunday.
Alphonza Porchea, of Nesmith, was found after a brief search of the neighborhood by family members in a ditch along Coopertown Road, according to Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Lt. Daryel Moyd.
Family members told deputies Porchea had not been seen since Sunday, prompting them to begin searching the shoulders of the highway.
MUSC performed an autopsy on Porchea’s body but investigators have not revealed details about the findings.
Anyone with information on Porchea’s death is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division of the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office at 843-355-6381.
The sheriff’s and coroner’s offices are investigating.