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Skeletal remains found in January confirmed as missing man Michael Hatfield

Skeletal remains found on St. Helena Island in January have been confirmed as 67-year-old Michael Hatfield who was reported missing in 2017.

The skeletal remains were found on January 5, 2022 in a wooded area off Dulamo Road on St. Helena Island.

DNA analysts at the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Services Laboratory completed their report confirming the remains are those of Hatfield.

Hatfield was last seen at his Creek House Lane home on November 26, 2017.

According to the Beaufort County Coroner’s Office, Hatfield’s cause and manner of death have yet to be determined.

The Sheriff’s Office continues to search for answers regarding his death and for his family.

If you know anything about this case, please call Staff Sergeant Todd Duncan at 843-255-3418. You can also call Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111 if you wish to remain anonymous.

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