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Deputies ID body found in woods, asking public for help

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LANCASTER, SC (WBTV) -

Investigators in Lancaster County are asking for the public's help after they found a body in the woods Saturday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 12:54 p.m. in a wooded area near Mullins Circle and Wade Street, according to a news release from the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

A child who was playing in the woods discovered the body. Deputies say the body is badly decomposed.

The man was identified as 33-year-old Rickey W. James, of Wallace, SC, according to the release.

Detectives have ruled the death suspicious.

They are asking anyone with information about the case to call the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office at 803-283-4136 or contact Crimestopper's at 1-888-Crime SC (1-888-274-6372) or you can e-mail or text your anonymous tip to: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com

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