Body washes up on uninhabited SC island months after Georgia man’s disappearance

JASPER COUNTY, S.C. — Remains that washed up on an island on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River Tuesday are believed to be those of a Georgia man who vanished more than four months ago.

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Tybee Island Police said Corey Joseph White, 44, was reported missing on May 5 after family members realized they hadn’t heard from him in several days. White was a crew member on a shrimping boat in the area.


When police and family members checked his home, they noted that he had left most of his personal belongings at home.

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On Tuesday, the Tybee Island Police got a call from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina, who said a body had washed up on an uninhabited island with a wallet and identification that belonged to White.

Authorities recovered the remains from Jones Island by boat and sent them to the coroner’s office for autopsy and formal identification.

The investigation remains active.