WINNSBORO — A crew trimming trees Saturday discovered human remains off of I-77 in Eastern Fairfield County.
The partial skeletal remains are thought to belong to William “Billy” Pound Jr, who wrecked in the area two years ago but whose body was never located.
Law enforcement has not positively identified the remains yet, however.
“At this point, we can confirm that the remains are in close proximity to where the wreck was, but we are waiting on tests to be conducted to give us a positive i.d.,” said Captain Brad Douglas with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department.
Douglas noted that there had been no other missing person reported in the area, leading the investigation back to the possibility of the remains being those of Pound.
On Nov. 30, 2010 Pound’s vehicle was located, wrecked, on Old River Road between I-77 and Highway 21 in Fairfield County.
According to online missing persons records at http://www.ncmissingpersons.org/2010/12/ the vehicle appeared to have flipped once and came to rest on its hood in a roadside ditch.
Though blood and hand prints indicated an injured victim had left the vehicle of his own power, no vehicle occupant was ever found.
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