Two charged in murder of kidnapped Aiken man, body discovered buried

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AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Two men are facing murder charges in connection with a body found in Aiken County.

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Investigators have obtained warrants on 21-year-olds Austin Bernard Martin and Dahkir Anderson, charging them with Murder and Destruction Desecration or removal of Human Remains.

Both men are being held in the Aiken County Detention Center.

Martin and Anderson were arrested on June 25th in relation to the kidnapping of 29-year-old Jhaz Allison.

On June 29, 2021 the Aiken County Coroner`s Office and the Aiken County Sheriff`s Office responded to the 500 block of Harbor Drive after receiving information of a buried body.

DNA testing has confirmed the body found was Jhaz Allison.

The cause of death remains under investigation.

Investigators also tell us they are still searching for a fourth suspect in the case.

If anyone has any information on this investigation, ask them to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811

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