UPDATE: Man found dead on Hilton Head identified as missing person

Crime & Safety

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) – A man found dead in a wooded area off of Woodhaven Drive Monday has now been identified.

According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), forensic pathologists determined the deceased man to be 31-year-old Rashad Delaney, who was recently reported missing.

At the time, family members said he hadn’t been seen since Jan. 15 at their home on Clarence J. Simmons Lane, and they were concerned for his well-being.

Investigators are still calling his death suspicious; the cause and manner have not yet been determined. But BCSO says he was known to frequent the Hilton Head Island area.

Watch: Suspicious death investigation underway on Hilton Head (Feb. 1)

The sheriff’s office says a landscaper found his body around 10 a.m. Monday behind Hilton Head Island’s Holy Family Catholic Church on Pope Avenue.

Anyone with information on the case can call the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777. Tips can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111 or online here.

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