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Orangeburg County coroner working to ID body found in car in Bowman
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Orangeburg County coroner working to ID body found in car in Bowman

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The Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office is working to identify a body discovered in a vehicle near Bowman.

Orangeburg County Chief Deputy Coroner Sean Fogle says officials are working to identify the remains due to “advanced decomposition.”

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Richard Walker says there is “no foul play suspected at this time” related to the man found in the vehicle on Arant Lane.

The man is believed to have died as a result of natural causes resulting from several medical issues.

The incident is still under investigation.

According to a sheriff’s office incident report, officers were called out around 3 p.m. May 17 regarding an unconscious male in a vehicle.

The individual who found the body said that when he opened the car door to dispose of some garbage, he saw a foot in the disabled vehicle.

Upon seeing the body, the man said he went next door to inform his neighbor of the discovery.

The witness told law enforcement he believes the deceased was a homeless friend of his, according to the report.

The neighbor opened the car door and saw the deceased male, informed the homeowner and called 911.

The neighbor informed officers the vehicle was used to dispose of garbage by the homeowners, according to the report.

The deceased was in the truck's back seat and appeared to have been in the vehicle a long time, according to the report.

The Eutawville Police Department also responded to the scene.

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