Body found, homicide investigation begins

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — A homicide investigation is underway in Dorchester County, where a body was found Monday in St. George.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to Deerwood Road at about 5:40 a.m. after someone found a man lying face down in the road.

The Coroner’s Office identified the man as Christopher Joseph Simmons, 32, of Reevesville.  He died after being shot twice.

Simmons’ remains were taken to the Medical University of South Carolina for an autopsy.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office has not commented on the case.

News 2 will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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