June 25, 2019
Yesterday afternoon, the Charleston County Coroner’s Office released the identity of the victim from Saturday’s missing person report and fatality as John Elias, a 79-year-old male who resided on Kiawah.
Today the Coroner’s Office announced they have concluded their report and the results of the autopsy indicated that Mr. Elias died of natural causes prior to being found by the alligator. The injuries he sustained were post-mortem in nature.
For more information see the official press release here.