Investigation underway after body found in West Ashley retention pond


Photo: Live 5 News

Photo: Live 5 News

By Patrick Phillips | October 14, 2020 at 2:18 PM EDT - Updated October 14 at 3:10 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston Police are investigating the discovery of a body Wednesday afternoon in the West Ashley area.

Police spokesman Charles Francis said a passerby found the body in a retention pond in the 2100 block of Henry Tecklenburg Drive.

Police and the Charleston County Coroner’s Office are on the scene. The coroner’s office will determine a cause of death and release the identity of the person.

There was no immediate word on whether the body was male or female or any approximate age.

Police said Henry Tecklenburg between Savage and St Francis Hospital is closed to motorists.

“Please find an alternate route until further notice,” Charleston police officials said. “The closure is due to a body found in a retention pond at 2180 Henry Tecklenburg.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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