Update: Man found dead on side of road
by The Press and Standard | August 23, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 22, 2018 at 11:34 am
Investigators still searching for information on shooting death on Saxby Hill Road
Investigators with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office are working to determine the circumstances that led to the death of a Walterboro man along a roadway in the Green Pond area on the morning of Aug. 16.
Deputies and members of Colleton County Fire-Rescue were sent to the 800 block of Saxby Hill Road at approximately 11:27 a.m., responding to a call to the dispatch center.
The caller reported that her uncle came to her home, saying as he was driving, he had spotted the body of a man in the grass on the west side of the roadway.
Deputies arriving on the scene found the man lying on his back. He appeared to have been shot or stabbed and showed no signs of life.
Colleton County Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Carter identified the deceased as Travis Darnel Jackson, 33, of Walterboro. Carter pronounced Jackson dead at the scene at 12:45 p.m., reporting that Jackson had died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.
Carter said the coroner’s office death investigation is continuing and the body has been sent to the forensic unit of the Medical University of South Carolina.
Deputy Coroner Chuck Walker assisted Carter at the scene.
Members of the sheriff’s office interviewed residents along the rural road, but did not receive any information concerning the shooting death.
Colleton County Sheriff’s Office PIO Tony Jones reported that investigators have not discovered a motive for the homicide and had no persons of interest identified as yet.
Investigators ask that anyone with information contact the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office at 843-549-2211 or Crime Stoppers, 843-554-1111 or 1-888-crimesc.