Sheriff investigating body found near South Carolina road

May 26, 2019 - 10:58 am

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a body was discovered near a rural road in western South Carolina.

The State reports a man's corpse was found by investigators with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

The Aiken County Coroner's Office said the body was located Friday night in a wooded area off a dirt road a few miles from Interstate 20. The county sits along the South Carolina-Georgia state line near Augusta.

Authorities said the case is being investigated as a suspicious death. The identity of the dead man was not immediately released. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed Tuesday.

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Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com

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