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UPDATE: Body Found in Marsh ID'd, SUV Missing

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -

UPDATE:

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says the body discovered Saturday night in the marsh of the Jarvis Creek Preserve has been identified as a missing Hilton Head Island man.

Pascual Rubio Garcia, 35, was reported missing by family members on September 17th but was last heard from on September 14th, authorities said.

The Sheriff's Office says Garcia's vehicle, a dark blue 2002 Dodge Durango, is missing.

It has South Carolina license plate number ADA 793 and is considered stolen.

The cause and manner of Garcia's death is still under investigation and authorities say both his disappearance and death are suspicious.

Anyone with any information regarding Garcia, his disappearance, and/or the whereabouts of his vehicle is asked to contact Investigator Cpl. J. Moran at (843) 255-3422 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body on Northern end of Hilton Head. 

On Saturday night, Sheriff's deputies say they responded to the Jarvis Creek Land Preserve located off of Spanish Wells Road in reference to a body found on the shore of the marsh.

A nearby resident contacted the Sheriff's Office after three fishermen in the area reported seeing remains of a human body washed ashore.  

The male body was recovered and transported to MUSC for autopsy.

No word on the identification of the victim, and the cause of death is under investigation.  

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to contact Investigator Cpl. B. Cooler at 843-255-3423.

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