Man's body is found

Mitchell Edward Scott, 59, of Clinton passed away July 20, 2017. He was the son of Floy Scott and the late Orr Lewis Scott. Mr. Scott is survived by his wife Rhonda Scott of Clinton; his son, Justin Scott of Clinton; his daughter, Amy Elizabeth Scott (Joe Wymer) of Clinton; two brothers Walter Scott (Sandra) and Nathan Scott (Becky) both of Joanna; a sister, Phyllis Scott; and a granddaughter, Brooklyn Motes. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 28, 2017 at 6 pm at Gray Funeral Home Chapel of Clinton. The family will receive friends Friday before the service from 5 to 6 PM. The Family will be at the home, 1053 Leesville Church Road, Clinton, SC 29325 Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.grayfuneralhome.com Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

IDENTIFICATION: Authorities are investigating the discovery of a white man's body behind a house on Imperial Drive, Clinton. He was identified today.

No identification has been made yet, pending an autopsy. The body was discovered by a homeowner near a wooded area about 6:30 pm Saturday; a report said vultures alerted the homeowner to the dead body. The homeowner noticed an odor, thought it was a dead animal, and then found the dead body, a report said.

The investigation into the deceased man's identity and circumstances of the death was conducted by the Laurens County Sheriff's Office and Coroner's Office. Authorities identified the body as that of Mitchell Edward Scott, 59, of Leesville Church Road, Clinton, who was last seen alive on July 15. His date of death was estimated as July 20, and the manner of death is being listed as natural causes. Authorities are still waiting on a toxicology report.

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MISSING PERSON UPDATE

The Laurens County Sheriff's Office has had resources engaged in the search for Mitchell Scott and have had several leads on his whereabouts. Mr. Mitchell has been seen in several locations in the county and seems to be constantly on the move. Though he is not considered to be vulnerable, our search efforts will be ongoing to try to locate him. If you have information regarding his whereabouts, please contact the Laurens County Sheriff's Office at (864) 984-4967.

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