Coroner: Man found dead of gunshot wound was killed sometime in December

Updated: Jan. 1, 2018 at 12:50 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Sheriff's deputies are investigating after the body of a 22-year-old man was found Sunday.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts identified the body as Damarest Dante Jackson and said Jackson was killed due to a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Jackson's body was found on Coley Road near Pincushion Road in Columbia.

Adding to the mystery is the fact that Watts says Jackson was killed sometime in December.

Details remain limited.

The Richland County Sheriff's Department is leading the investigation.

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