A woman who was found shot to death behind a Columbia church was identified by the coroner’s office on Thursday.
Brenda Victoria Jackson, “was found by a citizen in the wooded area behind Rehoboth Restoration Church,” according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.
The 52-year-old Columbia resident had been shot in the upper body, which Watts said was the cause of death. Watts said the death has been ruled a homicide.
Jackson “died from a gunshot wound to the head,” according to the Columbia Police Department.
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The church is located in the 5800 block of Koon Road, near North Main Street.
The police reported “Jackson was seen walking in the area moments before a citizen reported hearing gunfire.”
The Police are investigating the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or click or tap here for the link.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.