Body Found in Corn Field Identified

Orangeburg County, SC (WLTX) - Orangeburg County deputies have identified a man found dead in a corn field earlier this month, but they still haven't said how he died.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says forensic evidence led them to conclude that the body is the remains of 26-year-old Adelso Corado Barrientos.

A man walking along Farm Field Road July 8th reported finding the man's shoe and smelling an odor. When deputies arrived, they found Barrientos's body a short distance away. Previous Coverage:Body Found in Corn Field

Investigators say Barrientos lived in North Charleston and had acquaintances in Orangeburg.

"This investigation is far from over as there is more to be learned about Barrientos death," Ravenell said.

Anyone who knows the Barrientos or his family should contact the sheriff's department at 803.534.3550 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.


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