Sumter doctor found dead, coroner confirms


Dr. Carl G. Whetsell of Sumter Pediatrics P.A. was found dead at his residence Tuesday afternoon, according to Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker.

Baker did not say where on his property Whetsell was found but said an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

The Sumter Item  published this information in response to comments on social media that speculated Whetsell's body was discovered in a public space and to confirm that another doctor with phonetically the same name is not the deceased individual.