Authorities investigating ‘suspicious death’ after body found in Berkeley County

Berkeley County News

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating after a body was found in Berkeley County on Friday morning.

Chief Deputy Jeremy Baker with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said the body was located in the area of Cypress Campground Road around 10:00 a.m.

“We responded to the area of Cypress Campground Road after a citizen called and stated that they had found what they believe to be a body in the wood line,” he said.

The call came from a man who lives near where the body was found.

“Deputies responded out there and confirmed that was the case. We are currently investigating that as a suspicious death at this time,” he said.

At this point, they are not able to release many details about exactly what happened.

“Right now, we’re currently working with the coroner to determine the manner of death and the corner will release the victim’s name,” said Chief Deputy Baker.

Deputies are working to determine the cause of death.

Officials say the victim’s next of kin has been notified, and an autopsy is scheduled for Sunday. They expect to release more information after the autopsy.

The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Dominique Harper (27) of Summerville.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, the Summerville Police Department, and the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

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