COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – The Richland County Sheriff’s Department says the remains of a body have been found near Elders Pond Circle behind the Northstone Apartment Complex.
A male’s skeleton was found in the woods by the apartment complex. Investigators believe it has been there for about a year.
Richland County authorities are investigating the case as a homicide because the skull appears to have suffered some kind of trauma.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Richland County Coroner’s Office are investigating.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – Bond has been denied for three men charged with murder in the death of a 25-year-old Columbia man.
The murder investigation began after the discovery of human bones behind a Columbia apartment complex and came to an end with the arrest of four suspects.
Richland County deputies have arrested and charged 21-year-old Jeremiah Jones, 20-year-old Allen Fulton, 25-year-old Victor Smith and 19-year-old Darius Smith with murder.
Jones, Fulton and Darius were denied bond in court Wednesday night.
On July 20, surveyors working behind the Northstone Apartment Complex found skeletal remains wrapped in a shower curtain and a laundry hamper.
“This was a horrific crime, it was a senseless murder over money,” said Monique Mack with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
An investigation revealed that the bones belonged to a 25-year-old man that had been reported missing on Oct. 6, 2008.
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