December 14, 2023
Investigators have identified the body of Steven C. Carpenter, 63, of Magnetic Springs, found dead Sunday in Bokes Creek. Carpenter was last seen in November. (Photo submitted)

Magnetic Springs man found dead in Bokes Creek


By Mac Cordell, Marysville J-T Reporter

A 63-year-old Magnetic Springs man was found dead Sunday in a local creek.

Lance Emberling with the Union County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Steven C. Carpenter, 63, of Magnetic Springs, was found dead Sunday in Bokes Creek.

Officials said that at about 11:46 a.m., Sunday, the Union County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a possible body floating in Bokes Creek just west of the Route 37 bridge in Magnetic Springs. The caller, an individual who lived in the area, had been burning trash and walked to the creek when he saw the body in the creek.

Deputies, along with responders from the Northwestern Fire District and th…

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