Search for Body in Old Abandoned Well

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By 106.3 WORD

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating after receiving a tip about a body which may have been dumped down a well several years ago.

Excavation start on March 18th at a property on Oak Ridge Road in Gaffney after a search warrant was obtained.

Authorities gathered soil samples and other evidence for testing.

Heavy machinery was brought in to do the excavation around the 26 foot deep abandoned well.  

The tip suggested the victim was murdered in the house on the property and dumped down the well between eight and 10 years ago.

The house is currently abandoned; deputies have reached out the former residents.

The investigation is ongoing.

Excavation will continue as the weather allows.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.