One man charged with murder in missing man case

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AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Two men are in custody in connection with the disappearance of a man in March. Investigators also state that they have found the man’s remains.

24-year-old Antonio Deaunte Simpkins and 26-year-old Steven Ray Jackson were arrested Wednesday in connection with the disappearance of Julian Williams.

Simpkins has been charged with murder.

According to an arrest warrant of the suspects Williams was shot by Simpkins.

Simpkins is charged with murder and kidnapping and Jackson is facing kidnapping charges.

Police say Jackson also gave police false information about Williams’ whereabouts.

Autopsy results reveal that Williams died from severe head trauma related to being shot.

Williams was last seen on Broad Street in Augusta around 2 a.m. on Saturday, March 25th.

Williams was believed to have been given a ride from Augusta to Beech Island at that time and dropped off on Spider Web Road.

Investigators and police canines located human remains on Wednesday behind and abandoned trailer on Spider Web Road.

The investigation in ongoing.

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