Missing boy safe, grandmother’s death under investigation

State - Regional

GREENVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A Simpsonville woman was found dead not far from her home after she and her young grandson were reported missing. 

Authorities said Bernett King and her 3-year-old grandson Carter Bernhagen took a golf cart to a creek on Wednesday morning. They were reported missing later that day.

Greenville County deputies used a helicopter and dogs in their search for the woman and child. 

Deputies discovered the golf cart in the Reedy River. 

Carter was found safe near his deceased grandmother, according to a coroner’s office report. 

The coroner said the wrecked golf cart was in a wooded area along Sullivan Road.

King, 60, lived nearby. 

Her death remains under investigation. 

An autopsy is scheduled Thursday. 

Carter has been returned to his family. 

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