Authorities find missing Florence County man’s car as search enters second week
FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Authorities have located a missing Florence County man’s car, as the search for the 41-year-old enters its second week.
Florence County Sheriff T.J. Joye said Charlie Jernigan’s vehicle was found around 4 p.m. Sunday in a swamp on Alligator Road, near U.S. 52 and Florence High School.
Deputies are currently processing the car for forensics.
Jernigan was last seen on the morning of March 10 leaving an Effingham restaurant in a vehicle. He was reportedly driving his white Ford Taurus.
Joye said Tuesday they resumed the search for Jernigan using different methods. A set of cadaver dogs were brought out in the search, but Joye said that turned up nothing.
They are also utilizing dive teams, an infrared drone and a chopper in the search for Jernigan, according to Joye.
The sheriff added the search has been difficult due to tough terrain.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on Jernigan’s whereabouts is asked to contact FCSO investigators at (843) 665-2121, ext. 406.
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