Murder investigation in Aiken after body found in truck

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and SLED are investigating a homicide after a body was found in a pickup truck.

Around 2 a.m. Wednesday, investigators responded to a call about a suspicious Dodge truck found on Rushton Road.

Inside, they found the body of 21-year-old Denzel D. Bates.

The autopsy states that Bates died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The Sheriff’s Department is considering this a homicide.

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