The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is assisting the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department in its investigation into the death of Tucker Hipps, a Clemson University student found dead in Lake Hartwell last month, Thom Berry, a SLED spokesman, said Friday. According to the Greenville News.
“We did assign an agent to help coordinate work between their agency and our offices here, as far as any forensic work or any other efforts or work they may need from us,” Berry said. “Oconee County is still the lead on it but we are assisting them.”
He said the solicitor’s office has not asked SLED to take over the investigation.
Divers searched for clues last week as part of the investigation into Hipps’ death, authorities said.