Two bodies found burned in Aiken

Police asking public's help to identify them

Thursday, Aug 12, 2010 1:15 AM
Last updated 1:54 PM
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AIKEN -- The deaths of two Aiken County women whose bodies were found burned Wednesday night are believed to be connected, according to Aiken County Sheriff’s Spokesman Troy Elwell.

During an investigation of two unidentified bodies following a suspicious fire Wednesday night, officers found evidence this morning that led them to believe the fire was started to cover both deaths, Elwell said.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety found the body of a woman after responding to a fire on Paddock Bend Lane about 9 p.m. There officers found evidence that connects to a second burned body found off Storm Branch Road, according to Elwell.  

Elwell said no suspects or even persons of interest have been named.

The State Law Enforcement Division, Aiken County Sheriff's Office and the Aiken County Coroner's Office are investigating, according to the coroner.

Autopsy results this afternoon determined the deaths to be homicides, the coroner said.

The autopsies were conducted this morning in Newberry SC, cause of death was determined to be asphyxiation. Both white females have not been positively identified.

One is described as a 70-75 year old white female, she was discovered in a residence on Paddocks Bend in Aiken.

The other white female is described as a 25-35 year old, 5'8, 130-145 lbs. with brown hair. She was discovered in a wooded area off of Storm Branch Road in Clearwater.

Both of these women were partially burned making identification complicated. SLED forensics is investigating this case.

Anyone that may have information on these yet unidentified women should contact the Aiken County Sheriff's Office or the Aiken County Coroner's Office at (803) 642-1741 or (803) 645-1707.

 

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disssman
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disssman 08/12/10 - 06:08 am
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Another, something

Another, something happened,somewhere and it involved someone. Well, at least they got all three parts of the story in. Must have been using the police scanner to troll for a page filler.

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bdouglas 08/12/10 - 08:08 am
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So were there two fires?

So were there two fires? Those two roads, according to Google Maps, aren't even near each other. Either that was one huge fire (it wasn't, or it would've made bigger news) or this story is severely lacking. The latter, I'm sure.

nofrills
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nofrills 08/12/10 - 11:28 am
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same person set both fires.

same person set both fires. killed the woman and burned the place to hide what he done.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 08/12/10 - 02:57 pm
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Unbelievable - the comments

Unbelievable - the comments that have been posted. There are two human beings that are dead, killed, and no expression of sympathy, sorrow, or disgust - leave well enough alone if you cannot dwell on what has taken place here. May those poor souls rest in peace and may their families find comfort - - - what a sad sad world we live in. God help us, we need it, badly!!!

disssman
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disssman 08/12/10 - 06:21 pm
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Trulyworried. My comments

Trulyworried. My comments were made this morning when the story posted with three lines. In fact the sex of the only death in that story wasn't mentioned. BTW, I don't think invoking prayers to God is enough to stop this type of crime. If God is trully in charge of everyones daily lives, he sure has been asleep at the wheel for centurys.

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nofrills 08/12/10 - 07:08 pm
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ditto

ditto

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 08/12/10 - 07:33 pm
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To each his own - I spoke my

To each his own - I spoke my opinion and you are entitled to yours. At least someone read my comment, makes me feel better. Have a good night.

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Nativeson1 08/12/10 - 09:05 pm
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TrulyWorried: I totally

TrulyWorried: I totally agree with you, well said...btw, God is in control so let not your heart be trubled about this world.

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