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Identity, cause of death still unknown after autopsy completed on body found in Yemassee

YEMASSEE, SC (WTOC) -

An autopsy on a body burned beyond recognition in Yemassee has been completed, but police say they still don’t know who the person is or how they died.

The body was found in an abandoned burned car on Jenks Lane in Yemassee last Friday. The Yemassee Police Chief says the car belongs to a Jasper County resident – who was found safe, and that the car had not been reported stolen.

DNA was taken from the body during the autopsy for testing.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is assisting the police department with the investigation.

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