WELLFORD, SC (FOX Carolina) – Spartanburg County deputies and the coroner are investigating after a body was found in the Wellford area Thursday afternoon, Coroner Rusty Clevenger confirmed.
Clevenger said the body was recovered from a location near Office Street.
Later on Thursday evening, Clevenger identified the deceased man as 24-year-old Victor Ogan. Ogan had previously been reported missing on January 21 by Spartanburg County deputies.
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Ogan's disappearance came before the shooting death of Alex Toney in Una, the mother of one of Victor's children. However, deputies do not believe the two cases are connected.
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Clevenger notes the manner of death is suspicious and is being investigated as a homicide. On Friday, Clevenger reported that the cause of death was trauma to the body. Investigators have asked the exact cause to be withheld so the investigation is not compromised.
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