By Associated Press - Tuesday, April 12, 2016

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) - The Newberry County Coroner has identified the body of a 62-year-old Whitmire man who was found shot along the shoulder of Highway 176.

Newberry Coroner Craig Newton says Jesse O. Sanders was found Monday morning by a passing motorist. Newton says Sanders died from multiple gunshot wounds and his death has been ruled a homicide.

Investigators say they believe Sanders was not shot in the area where his body was found.

The case is being investigated by the Newberry County Sheriff’s Department, the Whitmire Police Department, the Newberry Coroner’s Office and the State Law Enforcement Division.

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