Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - Deputies are not releasing much information in connection with a body that was found in a burned out car earlier this week, which is only adding to the mystery of what happened there.
Here's what we do know: 61-year-old Richard Michael Carter was reported missing by his wife Monday night. Meanwhile, miles away in Santee, Carter's vehicle was found on fire Monday night with a man's body inside.
An autopsy showed the person inside the car was shot to death. However, investigators wont say if the body inside was carter.
However, Carter's obituary has appeared in the Orangeburg newspaper, The Times and Democrat. We called the funeral home handling his services, and they said his funeral is Friday.
Carter was a longtime loan officer with AgSouth.
A sheriff spokesperson says investigators have not received any official document or notification identifying the remains that were located in the vehicle. Their investigation continues.