More details released about body found in Edgefield County

Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 9:36 AM EST
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JOHNSTON, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Edgefield County Coroner’s Office has released more information about a body that was discovered Wednesday outside Johnston.

Foul play is suspected, according to the coroner.

The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of his family, but authorities said he was a white male in his mid-30s.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, and the coroner’s office said they would have more information to release after that, possibly in the early afternoon, including the possible cause of death.

The body was found around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in a field along McCreight Road near Ridgeview Lake Road.

Authorities said Wednesday the death appeared to have occurred recently.

In addition to the coroner, the Edgefield County Sheriff’’s Office (ECSO) and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are participating in the investigation.

ECSO is looking to question a white male subject that would have been on Waterworks Road the morning the victim’s body was found.

The subject in question was seen on Ridge View Lake Road at around 8:00 a.m. and on Waterworks around 9:50 a.m., headed toward the city of Johnston.

Officials believe the subject was picked up and given a ride to Johnston.

Anyone with information in this investigation can contact the sheriff’s office at 803-637-5337.

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