Deputies: Homicide victim "very upset" before he died

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) -- Family members say a man whose body was found Tuesday in Francis Marion National Forest was "very upset" just hours before he was found dead, according to a report from the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office.

Robert Moultrie, 31, of Conway, was found inside an SUV off state Highway 41 in the forest early Tuesday. Investigators said he was shot to death and have ruled his death a homicide.{}

In a missing persons report filed Monday by Moultrie's aunt, Roberta Graham, Moultrie is described as being troubled.

Graham told sheriff's deputies Moultrie met with his brother late Sunday on Harris Landing Road in Georgetown County.{}

"He (Moultrie's brother) told me that his brother ... came to his house and was very upset," investigators wrote in the missing persons report. "(Moultrie's brother) stated his brother told him 'I can't take this ... anymore. I'll take care of it myself' and left."

That was the last time anyone heard from Moultrie.

Graham also told investigators Moultrie "gave the impression that he may do something to harm himself," according to the report.{}

Sheriff's deputies spoke to Joyce Moultrie, Robert Moultrie's mother, on Tuesday at 4 a.m., just four hours before his body was found. She told investigators she had learned her son left a party in Huger "through the Francis Marion Forest way back towards Georgetown," according to the missing persons report.{}