The man found dead at Bulow Boat Landing was Abner Lopez, 28, of Alston Avenue in North Charleston, the Dorchester Coroner's Office said Friday.

Lopez's death is being investigated as a homicide.

Two land surveyors found his body near a marsh in the Ravenel area on Wednesday.

The death appeared suspicious, one of the surveyors told a dispatcher in a call placed to 911.

"He's strapped to some stuff. It looks like a murder," the man said.

Charleston County sheriff's deputies initially responded to the scene but determined that the body was found over the Dorchester County line.

Investigators identified Abner through his fingerprints, according to an incident report released by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office.

The coroner's office did not release a cause of death.

The boat landing sits at the end of Bulow Landing Road, which also leads to a planned expansion of the Poplar Grove subdivision near Hollywood.

The subdivision's developers complained to county officials in recent months about criminal activity in the area and asked authorities to restrict public access to the landing at night.

In June, a stolen car was found dumped in a creek off of the boat landing. In 2009, a murdered woman's body was found in the bushes along Bulow Landing Road.

Loud parties and trash dumping are more typical concerns, developers have reported.

Charleston County spokesman Shawn Smetana said last month that the county Park and Recreation Commission is reviewing security and may install lights and a camera to better secure the area.

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