Missing SC business owner found dead in wrecked vehicle
After weeks of searching, officers announced they discovered the man inside a wrecked vehicle.
Published: 1:48 PM EST December 11, 2018
Updated: 8:01 AM EST December 12, 2018
Author: WLTX Staff
Fairfield County, SC (WLTX) - Fairfield County deputies say a South Carolina business owner who'd been missing for weeks has been found dead.
Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill says 41-year-old Douglas William Sumner was found inside a wrecked vehicle on Highway 21 in Fairfield County. Officers believe he ran off the road, then went down a 60 foot embankment where he vehicle hit a tree.
The Great Falls man had last been seen on October 22. Rewards had been offered for information during the search to find him.
Sumner owned Sumner's Deli and Grocery. Sheriff Will Montgomery had said weeks ago that Sumner was well-liked in the community.
This incident is still under investigation by the Coroner’s Office, SC Highway Patrol and SLED.