UPDATE- Body found burned in barrel in Goose Creek identified

UPDATE- Authorities have identified the body found in a barrel in Goose Creek on February 27th.

The Berkeley County Coroner say the remains belong to 68-year-old Michael Mullikin, the resident of the home where the barrel was found.

The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office and Goose Creek Police are currently investigating.

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found burned in a barrel in Goose Creek.

Authorities originally responded to the 400 block of Madeline Drive Monday, February 27 for the report of a missing person. Officers later found a barrel with the body inside in the backyard of the house.

It is unknown how long the body had been there.

An autopsy will be conducted on Wednesday, March 1 to help determine the cause of death and identify the body. DNA make be used to make a positive identification, according to Berkeley County Chief Deputy Coroner George Oliver

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