LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating after a body was found in the Ladson area on Friday.

Officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to News 2 on Saturday afternoon that they found a body that had been buried at a location off Highway 78.

“Once deputies arrived on scene, they were able to discover the body that was buried in an area behind 119 College Park Road,” said Carli Drayton, public information officer for BCSO.

Deputies said they have a possible suspect and are waiting on a cause of death following an autopsy.

They believe the body belonged to that of a homeless man. The Berkeley County Coroner later identified the body as 35-year-old Jonathan Michael Jones of Walterboro.

Deputies ask who may have information to please contact the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation is ongoing.

The coroner later announced the cause of death was “blunt and sharp trauma to the head, neck, and back.”