Missing 22-year-old found dead in Bluffton

Crime & Safety

Authorities have identified a person found dead inside a vehicle in Bluffton as a missing 22-year-old from Hilton Head.

According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), Robert Clark Jr. died as a result of a gunshot wound. A handgun was also found in his vehicle.

BCSO says an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of Clark’s death.

Family members said they last saw him at his Legends apartment in Hilton Head Monday morning. They heard from him by text message that afternoon.

Facebook Live on the investigation with BCSO Captain Bob Bromage:

Captain Bromage said a deputy spotted a silver truck on Thursday, which Clark reportedly left his home in. The deputies ran the vehicle tags and confirmed it was Clark’s truck.

“Our prayers and thoughts go out to Roberts family,” Bromage said. “And again, its still an active investigation and the forensic autopsy should give us more details.”

BCSO said there is no threat to the public at this time.

This story is developing. Stay with News 3 for further updates.

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