Police discover suspected remains of missing Landrum man

Published 12:03 pm Monday, August 13, 2018

Body found in Cherokee County woods

BLACKSBURG, S.C. — South Carolina authorities believe they have located the remains of a Landrum man who went missing last month, according to a release from Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler.

According to Fowler, a cadaver dog located a body inside a small ravine in a wooded area in Blacksburg, South Carolina, around 8 a.m. Sunday morning. A wallet recovered from the clothing of the body contained identification for 24-year-old Jeremy Lee Filowiat, of Edgewood Avenue, Landrum.

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The coroner will use dental records to confirm the identity of the body, he said.

Jeremy Filowiat

Based on its state of decomposition, the corpse had been at the location for about two weeks, Fowler said.

Police discovered the body about 150 yards off of Parker Road, where Filowiat’s abandoned 2006 Jeep Liberty was found by authorities on Aug. 4. Some of his belongings were left inside the vehicle.

The 24-year-old, who was living with his uncle, left his house on July 15 for a job interview in Mooresville, his uncle told police. Filowiat had not been in contact with his family since July 23.

Authorities notified Filowiat’s family about the recovery of the body on Sunday afternoon.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death, Fowler said.