- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Jasper County authorities are investigating after a man was found dead in a ditch with a dozen bullet wounds near Hardeeville.

Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls tells local media outlets that 23-year-old Javon Vincent Winston of Bluffton was found Tuesday.

The victim suffered 12 gunshot wounds and is thought to have been in the ditch for at least two days.

The State Law Enforcement Division is assisting with the investigation. No arrests have been made.

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