AIKEN - A body found in Windsor has been positively identified as Marquez James Tyler, 19, of Salley, the Aiken County Coroner's Office said today.
Mr. Tyler, whose body was found Tuesday night, was last seen on Nov. 19 and was reported missing Nov. 22. He was positively identified using X-rays that were found at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. A comparison of chest and skull X-rays and those from autopsy performed in Newberry were proof positive, Coroner Tim Carlton said.
As a result, DNA testing will not be completed, he said. Mr. Tyler died of a gunshot wound, Mr. Carlton said Wednesday. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office's criminal investigation continues.