Missing Jefferson man found dead

First Posted: 11:42 pm - June 12th, 2015

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CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office has recovered the body of a missing Jefferson man. Chesterfield County Coroner Kip Kiser has confirmed the identity of 38 year-old Joesph Michael Arant of Jefferson.

Deputies have been searching for Arant since Monday, when his blue Ford F-250 was discovered on S.C. Highway 145 with the keys to the vehicle, as well as Arant’s wallet and checkbook. Arant’s shoes and cellphone were later found along the S.C. 145 shoulder. Arant’s body was found in a wooded area nearby.

Kiser said no cause of death had been determined Friday, and though an autopsy has been performed, Kiser said he is waiting for the results of the toxicology report.



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