Body found at former rest area on I-20 in Lexington County

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department reported Wednesday morning that it is in the early phases of a death investigation at a former rest area off I-20 west, between the 48 and 49 mile markers.

The body was found about 8 a.m. by a SCHP Trooper patrolling the former interstate rest area. Because troopers regularly patrol the location, it is believed the body was placed or left there sometime after Tuesday afternoon.

The man’s body was found at the edge of the woods adjacent to the rest area. Major crimes detectives and crime scene investigators were on the scene.

Lexington Sheriff’s Department photos.