Burned body found outside Columbia apartment complex

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COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - The Richland County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a burned body was found in Columbia.

According to deputies, the Columbia Fire Department was called out to Paces Brook Apartments in reference to a brush fire.

Richland County deputies responded to the location shortly after 10:00 p.m. after firefighters found a burned body at the scene of the brush fire.

Investigators are in the preliminary stages of their investigation, and the investigation is ongoing.