Body discovered in Hilton Head marsh

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 23, 2013 

Map locates Jarvis Creek. The marker does NOT indicate the location where a body was found, an exact description of which was not immediately available.

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A body was discovered late Saturday in a marsh on the north end of Hilton Head Island, according to a news release from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

At about 7 p.m., a resident called the Sheriff's Office after three fishermen told him they saw the remains of a human body that had washed ashore in the Jarvis Creek Land Preserve off Spanish Wells Road.

The male body was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for an autopsy. Identification is pending, and the cause and manner of death are under investigation, according to the release.

More details could be released as the investigation progresses, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information can contact Investigator Cpl. B. Cooler at 843-255-3423 or Crime Stoppers at 888-274-6372.

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