Skeletal remains found amid search for missing man

While searching for a man who has been missing for almost two months, Georgetown Police say they found skeletal remains.
Published: Sep. 25, 2022 at 11:04 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2022 at 11:40 PM EDT
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GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCSC) - While searching for a man who has been missing for almost two months, Georgetown Police say they found skeletal remains.

Police and the Community United Effort, also known as CUE, were on day two of another search for Joseph Wesley Blake, 31. He was last seen on July 29 walking in a wooded area near Ridge Street.

The remains were found in a dense area that had to be accessed with Utility Terrain Vehicles. One of the drivers of the UTV saw some bones underneath vegetation.

Investigators are processing the scene, and the Georgetown County Coroner has been notified.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who sees Blake or has information on where he may be is asked to call the Georgetown Police Department at 843-545-4300.