WMBF-TV reports the Richland County Coroner's Office said Sam Laundon, who was from Cary, North Carolina, died from blunt force trauma to the head and body. People who live near the quarry describe the area as dangerous, saying it's a steep drop from the road into the area where Laundon was found.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WLTX) -- The University of South Carolina is confirming that one of their students who'd been reported as missing was found dead.
The school sent out a brief statement Monday saying that 19-year-old Samuel Laundon has died.
“This morning we received confirmation from the Richland County Coroner's Office of the death of one of our students over the weekend, junior Sam Laundon," a school spokesman wrote. "Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers are with Sam's family and friends as they grieve his loss. Counseling services are available to students, faculty and staff impacted by this tragedy.”