By Stan Welch
Anderson City Police investigators continue to withhold the cause of death in the homicide of Bobby Shane Harvey, an Anderson man who disappeared from his workplace on Sunday, March 4. His body was discovered in a wooded area just across the Saluda River from Pelzer, four days later, near Holland Ford Road.
Approximately three miles from the site where the body was recovered, the white 2004 Ford F-350 pickup truck Harvey drove was discovered. It had been burned to a hulk. In a rather odd development, Harvey’s dog was found dead near the vicinity of Highways 20 and 252 near Craytonville, more than a dozen miles from the location of Harvey’s body.
Harvey worked at All Ride, LLC a car lot in Anderson. Public records indicate that Harvey had been involved with methamphetamines in his past. He had been incarcerated at least once in connection with that involvement, but had apparently been clean for six years.
Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore declined to provide any details from the scene or from the autopsy that was conducted. “Capt. Mike Aikens and his investigators are withholding that information as a part of their investigation. The manner of death was homicide. Other than that, I am not at liberty to release any other details.”
Calls to the Anderson City Police Department went unanswered. A one thousand dollar reward for information concerning the case has been offered.
By Stan Welch