Body Found In Woods In Aiken County

Photo of emergency vehicles parked near the scene of the discovery of a body off Trolley Line Road in Aiken County.
Photo of emergency vehicles parked near the scene of the discovery of a body off Trolley Line Road in Aiken County.

***UPDATED at 4:48 P.M. on Thursday, January 14th***

Aiken County, SC (WJBF) – The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has released more information on the discovery Thursday afternoon of a body in a wooded area in Aiken.

The spokesperson confirms the body was found in some woods on 4200 block of Trolley Line Road.

The call came into dispatchers at 12:41 p.m. from a man who said he was waliking in the woods and found the body.

Deputies and investigators responded and met with the man, who showed them the location of the body.

Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office, Aiken Department of Public Safety, and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office responded. There is no other information available at this time. This is an ongoing investigation and the Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by Aiken Department of Public Safety.

“It’s really early in our investigation stage and, to be fair not to compromise that investigation, we’d rather make sure we’re very thorough before we do a lot of releasing of information at this time,” said Staff Sergeant Jason Feemster, with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office, the body is scheduled for autopsy Friday morning in Newberry, South Carolina. Officials will be comparing old dental records from a person who went missing a few months ago. They hope to identify the body by Friday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-648-6811. Individuals may also call Crimestoppers of the Midlands at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


***UPDATED at 2:29 P.M. on Thursday, January 14th***

Aiken County, SC (WJBF) – We have learned some more information concerning the discovery of a body in Aiken County.

We are told that a man walking in the woods behind the Aiken Child Advocacy Center, off Trolley Line Road, found the body.

The body is in no way connected to the Advocacy Center, according to officials on the scene.

The call came into Aiken County Dispatch around 12:45 p.m.

Aiken County Coroner’s Office workers are on the scene.

We will continue to follow this story and provide the latest information when it becomes available.


***POSTED at 2:12 P.M. on Thursday, January 14th***

Aiken County, SC (WJBF) – We are covering some breaking news out of Aiken County concerning the discovery of a body.

We are told the body was found in a wooded area off of Trolley Line Road.

We are told there was a man walking into the woods line and he found a body there.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the discovery with the assistance of the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Details are limited, at this time. We currently have a crew on the scene.

We will provide more details on this developing story as it becomes available.

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