JOHNSTON, S.C. (WFXG) - The Edgefield County Coroner's Office and other local agencies are investigating a body found in a manhole in Johnston.

According to the coroner's office, the body of forty-one-year-old Derrick Coleman was found inside a manhole on Sandra Dr. late Friday afternoon. Coleman is from Lexington, but investigators believe he has ties to Johnston.

Investigators say they don't know how Coleman ended up in the manhole, but his death is being treated as suspicious. SLED is assisting with the investigation. An autopsy is scheduled for Nov. 9.

If you have any information about Coleman's death, contact Midlands Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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