Body found in Barnwell County; investigation underway

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BARNWELL COUNTY, Sc (WJBF) – The Barnwell County Coroner’s Office says a body was found Thursday, around 2:50 p.m. near 5540 Highway 78 in Blackville, Sc.

A black male was found with what is suspected to be a gunshot wound.

An autopsy will be conducted to establish the cause of death and to assist with obtaining positive identification. This is being investigated as a homicide.

The Barnwell County Coroner’s Office, Blackville Police Department and SLED are participating in this investigation.

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