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Body discovered on I-20 identified by Lexington County Coroner, Highway Patrol asks for information

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified a body that was discovered on I-20 Westbound at MM 62 on the shoulder of the highway in the Columbia area of Lexington County on February 2, 2024 at approximately 07:15 A.M.

According to Fisher, Miss Stephanie Chanel Quintana, 22, of Columbia was found dead on the grassy shoulder by a passerby.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday, February 5, 2024 at MUSC in Charleston.

The cause and manner of death remains under investigation by the Lexington County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol MAIT.  The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is also assisting in the investigation. 

Further details will be released as they become available.

If you have any information that may be related to this incident, please contact the SC Highway Patrol or the Lexington County Coroner’s Office during the hours of 8:30 -5:00 Monday through Friday.

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