Man found dead in Goose Creek park was killed with a gunshot to head, coroner says

  • Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 9:43 a.m., Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 3:18 p.m.

The man found dead in a Goose Creek park Wednesday died of a single gunshot wound to the head, Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said Thursday.

The man was later identified as William Kuhn, 40, of North Charleston. The death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy, Salisbury said.

A group of children on bikes found the body on the ground in Dogwood Park off Liberty Hill Road about 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to an incident report by Goose Creek police.

The children called out to the man, but he did not respond. One of the children called his father, who told him to call 911, according to the report.

The children reported seeing a red Ford F-150 pickup truck leave the park shortly before paramedics arrived, police said.

The man had no identification on him when the body was found, Salisbury said.

A State Law Enforcement Division agent helped identify the body from fingerprints, Goose Creek Police Capt. John Grainger said.

Goose Creek police are continuing to investigate how the man was killed, Grainger said.

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