Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Lexington County deputies say a man who was earlier reported as missing has been found dead.

The body of Monday H. Wingard, 43, was discovered in a wooded area near Swansea Tuesday. A group of community members who had assembled a search party in an attempt to find him were the ones who ultimately found his remains.

Wingard had not been seen since October 31.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to determine his cause of death.