Body found in woods in Liberty

By: Staff Report

LIBERTY — The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an adult male found in a wooded area late Sunday afternoon in a remote location near 216 Green Tree Drive in Liberty.

Sheriff’s deputies were notified around 5:20 p.m. that a body had been seen in a wooded area just off of Green Tree Drive by a passing motorist. Deputies found an adult male deceased approximately 10 to 15 yards off the roadway. No weapons were found at the scene.

The male is believed to be a person reported missing earlier that morning by a family member. He was last seen Aug. 25, when he left his residence on foot.

The Sheriff’s Office is treating the investigation as a homicide until further examination of the body by the coroner. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday. The results were not available by presstime.

Staff Report