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Missing Bethune man’s body found in woods near home
Paul Dollarhyde
Paul Dollarhyde

Thursday evening, Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies located the body of a 44-year-old Bethune man who had been missing since July 21.

Dollarhyde, who suffered from schizophrenia according to the KCSO, was last seen that day in the Jefferson/Mt. Pisgah area of the county. In a series of Facebook posts, Sheriff Lee Boan said deputies followed up on multiple leads throughout the week and searched the week around Dollarhyde’s residence on Bywood Road. Volunteers assisted on foot and on all-terrain vehicles, Boan said.

“Your KCSO Drone Team has flown several square miles during their search efforts today,” Boan posted through the Facebook page on Wednesday.

Unfortunately, around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the sheriff’s office posted that searchers located Dollarhyde’s body around 6:30 p.m. that day in a densely wooded area near his residence.

“KCSO Bethune/Mt. Pisgah Resident Deputy Jarrett Greenway, Coroner David West and Sheriff Lee Boan personally notified local family members,” the KCSO posted. “This public announcement was delayed in order to allow the local family time to notify out of state family members.”

Dollarhyde’s cause of death had not been determined as of Thursday night. An autopsy had been scheduled by West’s office.

‘Your KCSO would like to thank everyone who helped with the search,” the post stated, citing assistance from neighborhood volunteers, the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division, Mt. Pisgah Fire Department and those who shared Dollarhyde’s information throughout the week.