Coroner identifies victim in Florence homicide investigation

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The Florence Police Department is investigating after the body of a 31-year-old man was found in a wooded area of the 2200 block of South Irby Street Sunday morning, according to Lt. Mike Brandt with the Florence Police Department and the Florence County Coroner's Office.

According to Lt. Brandt, the initial investigation reveals this is an apparent homicide.

According to the coroner's office, the victim has been identified as Kevin Tyler Parker, 31, of Florence. An autopsy is scheduled at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Officers were called to the 2200 block of South Irby Street around 3:30 Sunday morning for a suspicious vehicle in the woods where they discovered a body.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Florence Police Department at 843-665-3191 or Crime Stoppers (1-888-CRIMESC  / 1-888-274-6372).

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