Body found in Anderson County retention pond identified; Sheriff’s Office investigating

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ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – UPDATE:

Deputy Coroner Don McCown identified the man’s body as that of Mericus J. Scott, 18, of Royston, Ga.

McCown said Scott appeared to have been dead for a short amount of time and was found with gunshot wounds to his body.

According to McCown, Scott’s death has been ruled a homicide and an autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday morning.


ORIGINAL:

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office officials said an investigation is underway after a man’s body was found in a retention pond on Monday.

According to Sgt. JT Foster, deputies were notified at approximately 10:30 a.m. about a possible body floating in the Appleton Mill retention pond, located on Appleton Street near M Street.

When deputies arrived on-scene, they found a person dead in the water.

Deputy Coroner Don McCown said that his office also responded to the scene at around 9:00 a.m.

McCown confirmed the body was found in the pond and said they are investigating the death as a homicide.

Sgt. Foster said that forensic investigators, detectives, and technical rescue personnel were called to the scene.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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