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Aiken woman, 54, found dead, with gunshot wound, in back yard

Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 10:24 PM
Last updated 11:32 PM
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An Aiken woman was found in her back yard Monday evening with an apparent gunshot wound to the body, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

Kayla Raiford, 54, was discovered around 8 p.m. outside her home on Horry Street by a family member, Carlton said in an e-mail. A weapon was found near her body.

Carlton said neighbors reported hearing what sounded like fireworks around her home around 6:30 p.m.

Aiken Public Safety is investigating the shooting along with the coroner’s office. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday in Newberry, S.C.

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