Suspicious Death Investigated

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has taken over an investigation after a man was found dead next to a burning car. On Sunday afternoon, the Burton Fire Department was called to the car fire on Needles Road near Laurel Bay. They discovered the badly burned body of 21-year-old Kevin Richardson from Winter Garden, Florida.

According to Beaufort County coroner Curt Copeland, although the body was burned, the exact cause of death is not know. Richardson's body has been sent to the Medical University of South Carolina.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division's arson team along with the FBI are assisting in the investigation.

Reported by: Aaron Vogel,