UPDATE: Body of missing Rutherford County man found in wooded area

Billy Blanton Jr's body has been found after he was declared missing.
Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 10:17 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 27, 2023 at 12:48 PM EST
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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - According to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, the body of Billy Joe Blanton Jr. has been located in a wooded area in Cliffside.

Deputies said Blanton Jr. was last seen in the Union Mills area on Nov. 11.

The sheriff’s office said Blanton Jr.’s body was found on Nov. 27.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time and a more thorough update will be released later.

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