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Investigation still underway in case of missing Williston woman found in a car in Aiken County

October 3, 2018

An investigation is still underway concerning the missing Williston woman whose body was found last week inside a car in Wagener.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the intersection of Miller’s Pond Road and South Dixie Road on Sept. 27, after a utility worker doing repair work discovered a car at 3:43 a.m. hidden from view in the nearby swamp.

The body of 45-year-old Natasha Brown was discovered inside the 2016 Kia four-door, which was hidden by vegetation and trees about 50-75 yards off the road, said Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

Brown was reported missing to law enforcement in Greenwood County on Aug. 8 after borrowing a family member’s car and then not returning, Carlton said.

An autopsy for Brown was performed on Sept. 28 in Newberry to try and determine if there was any foul play involved.

However, Carlton said Tuesday the case is still considered “suspicious,” but there is no new evidence pointing toward foul play at this time.

“We are still investigating,” he said.

Highway Patrol believes Brown was driving north on South Dixie Road, when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, struck several trees and went down into the nearby swamp, said Lance Cpl. Judd Jones, with S.C. Highway Patrol.

Law enforcement is still unsure of the exact date the accident occurred.

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