Deputies are searching for an Elloree man reported missing last week after last being seen out of gas near Neeses, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say a relative of 45-year-old Willie Clay Haynes reported him missing on Friday, August 18.

Deputies say the SC Highway Patrol located the car Haynes was driving on Highway 4 near Neeses around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. A woman in the vehicle said she last saw Haynes leaving in search of fuel after they had run out of gas, deputies say.

Haynes is described as a 45-year-old black male standing around 6' tall and weighing about 300 pounds. He is said to have had on a tan pair of pants and a plain white T-shirt.

Deputies are asking anyone with information about Haynes to call the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office at 803-534-3550 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously in any of the following ways:

  • Call 888-CRIME-SC.
  • TEXT “TIPSC” to CRIMES (274637), followed by the tip information.
  • LOG ON to, and click on the red “Submit a Tip” tab.

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