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Man Found Shot to Death on Brush Pile in Beech Island


A bicyclist stumbled upon a body of a man with gunshot wounds Friday morning along Avalon Lane in Beech Island, according to Aiken County authorities.

The bicyclist called the sheriff’s office around 7:19 a.m. Friday. He told responding deputies that he saw the deceased person laying on top of a brush pile on the side of the road. Avalon Lane is off Augusta Road.

“The victim is a black male who appeared to have sustained a gunshot wound to his person,” sheriff’s Capt. Eric Abdullah said in a press release. “This death investigation is considered to be suspicious and is an on-going investigation.”

North Augusta Department of Public Safety and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office are also assisting with this investigation.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811 or Crimestoppers at 1- 888-CRIME-SC.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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