UPDATE: Officials identify badly burned body

Monday, June 30, 2014

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW)- The burned body that was found on Friday has been identified as Charles D. McCarthy III.

Authorities have ruled the death as a suicide and don't suspect any foul play.

Officers responded to Shawnee Drive around 10:40 a.m. Friday morning, where they found a male body severely burned in the backyard of a home, North Augusta Public Safety said.

McCarthy's mother found his body, officers said.

News 12 at 11 O'clock / Friday, June 27, 2014

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW)-"I has really kind of been on my heart today," said Tennille Williams, who lives off Shawnee Drive.

She's left with so many unanswered questions about one of her neighbors house and the man named Charlie, they say lived inside.

"Kept to himself, never really any problems from him," she said.

But earlier this morning, all eyes were on 814 Shawnee Drive, as about a dozen SLED agents and police officers swarmed the neighborhood street.

Investigators say the man lived at this home by himself, but when his mom came to check on him this morning, they say she found a body in the back yard.

But it was too badly burned to identify. The truck of the man who lived there, is still sitting in the driveway.

"Asked us if we had seen him, and if we had seen any people coming in and out of his house which we have not." said Williams.

No sign of struggle inside the house, and no broken glass or any damage but investigators are trying to figure out how the man was burned and how his body ended up in the backyard.

"Just the fact that something like that can happen right across the street from our house," she said.

As her neighbors house sits lifeless under a gloomy sky, she's more concerned about what could've been.

"We'd been trying to be nice and wave and say hello so we can develop a relationship," she said.

An effort, she and her family will never get a chance to fulfill.

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW)-Officers responded to Shawnee Drive around 10:40 a.m. Friday morning, where they found a male body severely burned in the backyard of a home, North Augusta Public Safety said.

The mother of the man who lives at the home found the body, officers said. They said the body was badly burned and unidentifiable.

There was no sign of a struggle inside the home, but officers aren't ruling out foul play, according to Public Safety.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.


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