The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation after a body was found in Aiken.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to 100 block of Saint Johns Church Road around 4 p.m. Monday for a body. When the responding deputies arrived on scene, the 911 caller told them that he saw the deceased person laying in the tree line.

Investigators and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene.

The body of 20-year-old Trenton Nichols of Seymour Dr., North Augusta was the name of the victim, the coroner said. He was reported missing in February of this year.

“This death investigation is considered to be suspicious and is an on-going investigation. Information will be released as it becomes available,” the ACSO release says. “We ask that if anyone has any information on the case, we ask that they contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811.”

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