A man reported missing in Beaufort last week was found dead in a Pigeon Point pond Saturday night, Beaufort police said Tuesday.
Sergio McGowan, 27, of Lady’s Island, was reported missing on June 13 from the area of Beaufort General Store on Boundary Street. The pond where he was found around 7:30 p.m. Saturday is on the 1300 block of Calhoun Street, a police department news release said.
Police are investigating the circumstances of McGowan’s death. Autopsy results from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston are pending.
Police spokeswoman Sgt. Hope Able declined to comment when asked what led police to the discovery of McGowan’s body, whether there was a preliminary cause of death and why police waited until Tuesday morning to announce McGowan’s death.
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Attempts to reach a member of McGowan’s family were unsuccessful Tuesday.
“No dumping” signs frame the large, overgrown site on Calhoun Street. The lot between Harrington and Rodgers streets is a block off Boundary Street in the area where McGowan was last seen.
Two Beaufort police investigators walked the site Tuesday morning.