Body in Abbeville Co. lake ID’d as man missing for 16 years

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Abbeville, SC (WJBF) – The body found inside a car pulled from Richard B. Russell Lake in Abbeville County, Saturday has been identified as John Henry Dubose. A man who has been missing for almost 16 years.

John Dubose had been missing since September 22, 2000. The Abbeville County Coroner says he was identified through dental records and there was no trauma to the body.

According to Coroner Ronnie Ashley a fisherman spotted the submerged vehicle on their depth finder and alerted authorities. Dubose’s cause of death is still unknown at this time.

The car was found near the Beer Garden Creek Ramp.

The Abbeville County Coroner’s Office is still investigating the death along with SLED, the County Sheriff’s Department, and Calhoun Falls Police.

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