Body discovered behind mobile home park in Barnwell County


BARNWELL COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) — UPDATE: The Barnwell County Coroner has released the name of the man found dead in the woods.

50-year-old Perry J. Kearse was found on a dirt path off Harris Rd. in Barnwell, SC at 1:17 P.M.

Mr. Kearse died from a gunshot wound to the head. This is being investigated as a homicide.

This is under investigation by the Barnwell County Coroner’s Office and the Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities in Barnwell County, South Carolina are investigating following the discovery of a body Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say a body of a male was found in the wooded area behind the Ramblewood mobile home park.

Barnwell County Investigator Darlene Cook told NewsChannel 6’s Shawn Cabbagestalk that the body was discovered by someone passing the area.

“We believe this was a homicide,” Investigator Cook added.

The Barnwell County Coroner’s Office and sheriff’s office are investigating.

If you have any information, call the Barnwell County Dispatch at 803-541-1078. A reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest and you can remain anonymous.

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