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A body was found in the woods of a SC County, authorities say

A body was found off a rural back road in Aiken County, according to authorities.

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office and the sheriff’s office said they’re investigating after they found a man’s corpse in the woods off Daisy Street, a dirt road in a sparsely developed area a few miles off Interstate 20 between Monetta and New Holland.

Investigators with the sheriff’s office and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division found the body Friday around 9:30 p.m.. The person has not been identified, and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning in Newberry.

The authorities are treating the case as a suspicious death.

David Travis Bland won the South Carolina Press Association’s 2017 Judson Chapman Award for community journalism. As The State’s crime, police and public safety reporter, he strives to inform communities about crimes that affect them and give deeper insight into victims, the accused and law enforcement. He studied history with a focus on the American South at the University of South Carolina.