Coroner releases identity of person found near Ashley River Bridges

CHARLESTON, SC — Authorities have released the identity of the person found in a grassy area near the highway 61 and highway 17S split in West Ashley on Tuesday morning.

At approximately 8:00 a.m., police officers responded to the area near the Ashley River Bridges in reference to an unresponsive older male.

A friend of 63-year-old Patrick Kelly called police when he found Kelly unresponsive after stopping by to check on his well-being.

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A cause of death is still pending.


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