News 3 has learned a missing person report was filed with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office on the same day human remains were found in a marsh near the Lady’s Island Airport Sunday. The address of the missing person report is a house right on the marsh.
BCSO responded to the area Sunday afternoon after a resident discovered skeletonized remains. Officials say the remains were not fully decomposed, which means the body had not been there long.
Capt. Bob Bromage with BCSO says they can confirm that it looks like an adult male, but they’re not able to tell a skin color anymore.
News 3 looked up missing persons reports in Beaufort County from the last year and confirmed there are still five people that have not been found. The most recent was on February 3rd, the day the body was found. The report was not available as of Monday afternoon, but an overall index of missing persons reports listed the date and with an address of a house on the marsh.
A forensic autopsy is scheduled at MUSC later this week to determine cause of death and identity.
“Forensics, I mean DNA analysis, dental comparisons, those are overall employed to identify human remains, so it could take several weeks,” Bromage told News 3.
Another one of the five missing persons is 18-year-old Malik Spencer, a Whale Branch High School student who disappeared back in December. Authorities do believe foul play was involved and there is a $4,000 dollar reward for information on his whereabouts.
If you have information on any of these missing people or the human remains found Sunday, you can contact South Carolina Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or download the app. You can remain anonymous.