Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office: Body found in water off Daufuskie Island identified as missing man

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Published: Aug. 21, 2021 at 3:14 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 26, 2021 at 6:38 PM EDT
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) - The Beaufort County Coroner’s Office confirms the deceased person found in the water off Daufuskie Island on August 21 has been identified as missing person Craig Lamonte Jones.

A body was found in the water off Daufuskie Island near Freeport Marina on Saturday, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

The body has been removed from the water but has not been identified, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The BCSO’s Marine Patrol Unit and Dive Team and the Beaufort County Coroner’s Office were on the scene.

The Coroner’s Office is scheduling a forensic autopsy at the Medical University of South Carolina to determine identity and cause of death.

This is a developing story. WTOC will provide updated as they become available.

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