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Body found in Edgefield County identified, man sought in investigation

Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 7:11 AM EST
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JOHNSTON, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Edgefield County Coroner has positively identified the man whose body was found in a field on Wednesday morning.

The body of 35-year-old Jeremy Clinton Lawton of Aiken was found around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in a field along McCreight Road near Ridgeview Lake Road.

Lawton’s body was found with a gunshot wound to the head, leading investigators to rule his death as a homicide.

Edgefield County deputies say they’re looking to question a man who was seen on Ridge View Lake Road around 8 a.m. Wednesday and on Waterworks Road around 9:50 a.m who may have information about Lawton’s death.

Deputies believe he was picked up and given a ride to Johnston.

Anyone with information is urged to call 803-637-5337.

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