The four-day search for James Buckley Davis of Cheraw ended in the worst possible way Thursday afternoon. Both his body and motorcycle were found just off Highway 52 South around 1 p.m.
Although the investigation is still ongoing, Chesterfield County Coroner Kip Kiser said he was likely killed upon the impact of the crash. Davis was discovered only a few yards from the highway, engulfed by the thick underbrush of a slight ravine that managed to camouflage him.
Trooper Billy Elder, of the South Carolina Highway Department, said the crash is estimated to have taken place around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8. “He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash,” said Elder.
Davis had been visiting a friend on Byrd Road of Society Hill Sunday evening, leaving for home on his motorcycle shortly after 8 p.m. He leaves behind a wife, Christie Livingston Davis, and a young daughter.