Body found in woods identified
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:55:48 GMT —
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WACH, AP) -- The Richland County coroner has identified the body of a person found in the woods north of Columbia Sunday morning.
According to the sheriff's department, two people stumbled upon the remains while clearing a path in a wooded area on Boswell Road near Fairfield Road off U.S. 321.
Coroner Gary Watts identified the body as 21-year-old James J. Shepard of Columbia.
Watts says Shepard died from complications of a gunshot wound to the head. The incident has been ruled a homicide.
The investigation is ongoing.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)