Homicide investigation underway after Aiken cemetery worker found dead

Homicide investigation underway in Aiken

AIKEN, SC (WIS) - A homicide investigation is underway in Aiken after a cemetery worker was found with gunshot wounds on the grounds Monday morning.

According to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, another employee found James D. Maxwell’s body inside a small building where he lived at Southlawn Cemetery on Whiskey Road.

A homicide investigation is underway in Aiken after a cemetery worker was found shot to death on the grounds.
A homicide investigation is underway in Aiken after a cemetery worker was found shot to death on the grounds.

Carlton said that Maxwell died from several gun shot wounds. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday in Newberry.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office are conducting the investigation.

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