Body found in Black River ID’d as missing Georgetown man

GEORGETOWN, SC (WBTW) – The Georgetown Police Department identifies the body discovered in the Black River Saturday afternoon as that of missing 32-year-old Leon Harrison Jr.

Harrison was reported missing to the Georgetown Police Department on March 9. The case is currently being treated as a homicide, police report. Georgetown police are working with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and the coroner’s office on the case.

Leon Harrison Jr. (Image Source: Georgetown Police Department)

According to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, Jason Leslie, deputies responded to the area of Colonel Cole Drive around 12:15 p.m. Saturday, when people spotted a body in the river and called 911.

Georgetown Police are asking anyone with any information concerning this case to contact Investigator Bert Powell at (843) 545-4332, or call the GPD Tip Line at (843) 545-4400.

Deputy Coroner Paulette Radcliffe says the cause of death is pending at this time.