Coroner: Body of 70-year-old Ravenel man found in ditch Sunday

The body of a 70-year-old man was found Sunday in a drainage ditch in Ravenel.

The cause and manner of Ravenel resident George Ancrum’s death are still pending, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Sara Senn said Monday. Authorities have said foul play was not immediately apparent, but they haven’t ruled it out.

Maj. Eric Watson said Monday that deputies were continuing to investigate the death.

A woman had told authorities that she found the body on her Davison Road property around 1 p.m. Sunday after her dogs started barking at some vultures, according to an incident report.

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