Body found in barrel floating in South Carolina lake

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Body found in barrel floating in SC lake
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A body was found in a barrel at a lake in Cherokee County South Carolina Thursday.

SOUTH CAROLINA (WTVD) -- Officials are investigating after human remains were found inside a barrel floating along a South Carolina lake.

Officials said the remains were found just before noon Thursday at Lake Thicketty in Cherokee County Thursday.

According to a coroner at the scene, the body appeared to have been in the container for a number of days.

An autopsy will be performed to identify the body and determine how the person died.