Family members confirm the burned body found near a church is identified as Timothy Brison.
They received the news Friday.
He was last seen alive in March.
Now 4 people have been arrested in connection to the murder.
Family members say he was friends with each of the suspects.
Count on NewsChannel 6 to bring you the latest as we learn more.
A multi-county murder investigation has been turned over to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
Last week, burned human remains were discovered in Bamberg County, near Blackville, South Carolina. Now, four people are behind bars in connection to the murder investigation.
WJBF NewsChannel 6 spoke exclusively with the family of a local teen who’s been missing. They tell us they fear, the human remains, could be Timothy Brison. The 19-year-old hasn’t been seen or heard from since the end of March.
“You can’t wrap your brain around it. It doesn’t seem real,” the family member told WJBF NewsChannel 6.
According to one of Brison’s family members he knew Montrell Isaac, Dwayne Prophet, Jr., Edwin Jones and Darren Saxon
“From my understanding there were all friends,” said Brison’s family member.
Isaac, Prophet, Jones and Saxon are behind bars at the Barnwell County Detention Center in connection to the human remains found in Bamberg.
Isaac is charged with Murder.
Prophet, Jones and Saxon are charged with Accessory After the Fact of Felony.
The connection between the men and the missing teen has convinced Brison’s family, it’s his body that was found.
“So you believe that even though the body hasn’t been positively identified, you believe that it is your family member?” Asked NewsChannel 6’s Stefany Bornman.
“Yes. I do.” The family member said.
SLED investigators are waiting for a positive identification on the body. Still, Brison’s family member says there is no other explanation for the gruesome discovery. It’s unlike Brison to not call or come home.
“I mean my gosh he was only 19-years-old, just a kid out with his friends and it turned out to be get killed and burned.” The family member told WJBF NewsChannel 6.
Isaac, Prophet, Jones and Saxon remain at the Barnwell County Detention Center.
SLED could not say if more charges or more arrest are coming.
Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 to bring you the latest on this developing story.