Berkeley County officials identify body found in abandoned vehicle

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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – Deputies in Berkeley County discovered the body of a 24-year-old man in the trunk of an abandoned car Tuesday.

Authorities were responding to a report that a landowner found an abandoned vehicle on his property along the 800 block of Mendel Rivers Road near Moody Lane the afternoon of October 23rd.

Upon inspecting the vehicle, authorities say they discovered an unidentified deceased person inside.

The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office later identified that person as 24-year-old Richard Patterson of St. Stephen.

An autopsy will be conducted Thursday morning. This is an on-going investigation.

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