A ‘Virtually Mummified’ Body Discovered In A Donation Bin ‘not Emptied In Many Years

A “virtually mummified” woman’s body was discovered in a clothing donation bin in South Carolina that probably had “not been emptied in many years,” according to investigators.

Remains that have not yet been recognized were found on the early morning of New Year’s Eve in a rusted bin close to the Camden West Inn in Lugoff, according to the officials in Kershaw County. The odor that was reportedly caused someone’s stomach to turn.

Initially, investigators speculated that someone had taken refuge from the recent cold in the building; however, it didn’t take long for them to determine that the remains had been there for at least several months, according to the coroner.

According to what West said to WISTV, the remains had been “almost mummified.”

West continued by noting that it seemed possible that the donation bin had not been emptied for many years, adding that the bin contained antiquated materials such as VHS tapes.

Sheriff Lee Boan told Fox 57 that it was hard to ID the woman or discover her exact age because the body “was highly decayed and skeletal.”

He emphasized that because of this, it was hard to know exactly what caused her death.

He stated that “we are taking all precautions” and that state detectives had “processed the site as they would if they were conducting a homicide investigation.”

An autopsy has been planned for Wednesday.

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