Body found identified as missing Summerville woman

Active scene on Harrison Road in Dorchester County on Tuesday. 

Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers identified the victim found near Harrison Road Tuesday morning.

Brouthers said 63 year old Karen Yarborough of Summerville died from an apparent homicide; she was recently reported missing.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office was on the scene near Ridgeville along a stretch of Harrison Road that runs alongside Interstate 26.

Sgt. Rick Carson said the DCSO was working the incident near Beidler Forest. Earlier on Tuesday deputies responded to a report of a body being located along the road.

There were several law enforcement vehicles and investigators at the scene on Harrison Road throughout the day on Sept. 17. Numerous vehicles were being forced to turn around because law enforcement had the road blocked off to passing motorists.

Currently the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Summerville Police, and the Coroner’s Office are investigating.