Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a news release that an autopsy Tuesday in Newberry showed that 20-year-old Melissa Clary died from blows to her head and strangulation.
Sheriff's deputies were called to a home in North Augusta shortly before 5 p.m. Monday. Clary was pronounced dead at the scene.
Carlton said Clary was found by her mother, who reported serious injuries.
No arrests have been reported.
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