South Carolina man found dead in his home with hands and feet bound

South Carolina News

JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — Investigators are trying to figure out how a man ended up dead for weeks in his own Aiken County home with his hands and feet tied up.

Authorities say the body of 61-year-old Eldon Ledford was found behind a door blocked by a couch.

Police found Ledford on Nov. 14 after a neighbor called saying there was a foul odor in the area and Ledford hadn’t been seen for a few weeks.

Aiken County deputies say the home was ransacked with cabinets and other areas open and burned papers were on the kitchen stove and sink.

The coroner didn’t release a cause or manner of death, saying he is still investigating how Ledford died.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

DOWNLOAD THE APP!

Join our daily newsletter!

Click for latest news and information

TRENDING HEADLINES