Lady's Island homicide victim identified

Lady's Island homicide victim identified

LADY'S ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a deceased male near the Masonic Lodge on Chowan Creek Bluff Road on Lady's Island early Wednesday morning.

When they arrived, they discovered that the adult male had at least two gunshot wounds.

Investigators responded and are on-scene processing for forensic evidence and interviewing witnesses.

The deceased male has been identified as 33-year-old Joshua Daise of St. Helena Island.

Wednesday afternoon, investigators alerted the public that they were looking for a gold, 2006 Chrysler 300 that they believed may have been involved in a death investigation. Thursday, investigators let us know the vehicle had last been in Daise's possession, who had borrowed it from the owner. While patrolling on St. Helena Island Wednesday night, investigators located the abandoned vehicle.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide. A forensic autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday morning.

Anyone with information is urged to call Staff Sergeant Adam Zsamar at 843.255.3408 or CrimeStoppers at 1.888.CrimeSC if wishing to remain anonymous.

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