Cemetery employee identified, died of multiple gunshot wounds

Cemetery employee identified, died of multiple gunshot wounds

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - A Southlawn Cemetery employee was found shot to death on the cemetery grounds Monday morning.

According to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, the body was found at around 10:15 a.m. The sheriff's office says a 911 caller reported finding the body inside a building on the property. Employees of Southlawn told FOX 54 the deceased worked for the cemetery.

Later the same day, the Aiken County Coroner's office identified the man as James D. Maxwell. He died of multiple gunshot wounds and was found in his living quarters at the rear of the cemetery office.

An autopsy is scheduled for Sept. 26 in Newberry. The investigation is still ongoing.

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