Family, friends still waiting to hear cause in death of Wagener, South Carolina man

William Anderson

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) — It’s been nearly 11 weeks since authorities started an investigation after a Wagener, South Carolina man’s car was found on fire and his body near a wooded area.

“He was happy and somebody stole his glory,” Christopher Anderson told NewsChannel 6’s Shawn Cabbagestalk about his brother, William.

There are still many unanswered questions into William Anderson’s death and in the investigation into it. In addition to what did he die from, residents are asking “who killed him?” and “was possible evidence was destroyed from the crime scene when the burnt vehicle was moved from that location?”

Immediately following his death, the Aiken County Coroner’s Office said, “the autopsied yielded the cause of death will be pending toxicology analysis.”

On Friday, August 2, Shawn contacted the Coroner’s Office to find out if those results were back. “The general turnaround time is 4-6 weeks but some case run well pass that time frame,” Coroner Darryl Ables said. “Once the tox report is in the Pathologist will review it before a final cause of death is determined. At this time I’m patiently awaiting the results so I can tell his family the results,” he added.

“I just can’t understand how he died,” Christopher added. “I’ve let it go but I haven’t let that go yet because I still want it solved.”

Shawn also contacted the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office to learn more with the investigation. “We don’t have anything new on that investigation,” Captain Eric Abdullah said in an email.

Meanwhile, if you have any information, call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

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