Sheriff’s office investigates ‘suspicious’ death of Beaufort teen

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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) – The death of a 16-year-old, whose body was found in a marsh last week, remains under investigation; the circumstances surrounding it considered suspicious.

According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), 16-year-old Marcus Graves was found dead just before 9 a.m. Friday near Grays Hill Boat Landing.

A forensic autopsy was performed at the Medical University of South Carolina on Sunday but determined no clear cause and manner of death. BCSO says forensic pathologists will perform additional studies, which should help make those determinations.

At this time in the investigation, the circumstances surrounding Marcus’ death are considered suspicious, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with relevant information is encouraged to call Sergeant Ryan Garst at 843-255-3426. Information can also be forwarded to Crimestoppers at 843-554-1111. Callers can remain anonymous and could qualify for possible reward.

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