April 23, 2014

Federal prosecutor found dead in Mt. Pleasant parking lot

Law enforcement officers in the Charleston area are investigating after discovering the body of an assistant U.S. Attorney in a Mount Pleasant parking lot.

51-year-old Alston Badger of Mount Pleasant was found dead in the parking lot of the Tides Medical Arts Center off Highway 17 on Saturday. A shotgun was found near the body. A patrolling Mount Pleasant police officer said he discovered Badger’s body lying next to a red SUV Saturday afternoon. A back door on the vehicle was left open.

Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten reports no sign of foul play in the death, although neither she nor police are providing any more information on Badger’s death at this time.

Badger worked with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charleston.

The Charleston Post & Courier first reported the death Tuesday.