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Coroner identifies man found dead off Bees Ferry Road

Published: Apr. 18, 2012 at 9:33 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 20, 2012 at 6:43 PM EDT
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Investigators in the area of Bees Ferry Road near Walmart.
Investigators in the area of Bees Ferry Road near Walmart.

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified the body found next to a pistol in the woods near Walmart on Bees Ferry Road on Weednesday.

The coroner's office identified the victim as 46-year-old David Thompson, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Charleston Police Department officials say a man was walking in the woods looking for turtles around 5 p.m. Wednesday when he found a badly decomposed body.

When they arrived to the scene, they found a Ruger pistol lying near the body.

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