A man whose body was spotted in a wooded area in Lexington County has been identified as a homeless veteran.
The body of Dennis E. Reidy, 69, was discovered by a resident in a wooded area of the 100 block of Chariot Street in Lexington County on Tuesday around 11 a.m., according to a Lexington County Coroner’s Office news release.
Coroner Margaret Fisher said an autopsy performed Wednesday revealed Reidy died of natural circumstances. Fisher identified Reidy as a homeless U.S. veteran, who “appeared to have been staying in a makeshift shelter in the wooded area where he was discovered.”
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is also investigating Reidy’s death, Fisher said.
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