The body found in a wooded area off Hamelin Road in Aiken County on Tuesday has been identified as 37-year-old Kevin Holder of Swansea, according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.


An autopsy on Wednesday confirmed that Holder died of a gunshot wound, Carlton said, adding that his death is being investigated as a homicide. The circumstances of his death remain under investigation.


The body was discovered in a wooded area near Hamelin Road at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday.


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