After disappearance from Adams Run, man’s car found burned near Summerville

Nathaniel Anderson

Foul play cannot be ruled out in the disappearance of an Adams Run man whose car was found burned near Summerville, authorities said Tuesday.

Nathaniel Anderson, 33, of Parkers Ferry Road, called his mother Sept. 6 to check on her, but that was the last time his family heard from him, according to a Charleston County Sheriff’s Office report. He talked to a friend the same day, saying he was going out on a date, the report said.

But two days later, Anderson’s girlfriend learned that her car, a blue 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that he often used, had been found the night before burned in the woods off Droze Road in Dorchester County. That’s when Anderson’s loved ones called authorities.

Maj. Eric Watson, a sheriff’s spokesman, said Anderson’s disappearance is suspicious, but deputies had no further information about his whereabouts.

The Sheriff’s Office had issued a bulletin last week asking for the public’s help in finding him. He suffers asthma and needs medication to treat the condition.

Howard goes by the nicknames “Punch” or “Punchy.” He stands about 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.

People with information on his whereabouts should call Charleston County dispatchers at 843-743-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-111.

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