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Michael Keen had been reported missing by his family on Monday. The Richland County Coroner’s office says the body found at a rock quarry Monday is missing University Of South Carolina Student Michael Keen.
He was 22 years old.
Police say the man was reported missing on Sunday in an area not far from the quarry. Investigators say Keen’s father last heard from him after Keen said he was leaving J’s Corner Restaurant and Bar to walk home. That business is located on Rosewood Drive near Bluff Road, a short distance away from the State Fairgrounds.
Keen, 22, was a senior majoring in finance at the school.
Multiple police officers and cars responded Monday to Vulcan Materials Company, which is on Georgia Street.
Deputy Chief Melron Kelly with the Columbia Police Department said a SLED helicopter flew over the quarry Monday morning at the request of CPD. The body was discovered while flying about 200 feet above the ground.
Officers said they searched on foot to confirm what they saw and found the person, who they’ll only describe as a white male.
The discovery came as police searched for 22-year-old Michael Keen, a student from the University of South Carolina. Police have not confirmed if this discovery is in any way related to that investigation. However, that man had been reported missing in an area less than a mile from the quarry.
Two people were found dead at this same rock quarry last year. Last year, a man died in a workplace-related accident at the site. And in October of 2020, a University of South Carolina student was found dead after he hopped a fence at that location and fell, suffering an injury that killed him.