SC Man Jesse Frank Gates ID’d As Spartanburg Man Found Floating Behind Pacolet Amphitheater Thursday

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SPARTANBURG, NC. (THECOUNT) — Jesse Frank Gates has been named as the Spartanburg man whose body was found in the Pacolet River behind the Pacolet Amphitheater Thursday.

Spartanburg County coroner identified Gates, 44, of Spartanburg, as the victim found floating in the river near the Pacolet Amphitheater, located at, Sunny Acres Rd, Pacolet, SC.

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The coroner noted in an autopsy report that they did not find any obvious sign of trauma to the body.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and area fire departments responded to a call Wednesday at the Pacolet River where a vehicle and other evidence of a missing person was discovered. On Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office dive team, the Converse Fire Department and others discovered the body on the side of the Pacolet River. source

The Coroner’s Office is awaiting results of toxicology tests, he stated.

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