Richland County Coroner Gary Watts tells news outlets that 52-year-old Brenda Victoria Jackson had been shot before she was found in the wooded area behind Rehoboth Restoration Church on Tuesday. Watts said her cause of death was a gunshot wound to her upper body.
Watts identified her and classified her death as a homicide Thursday.
Columbia police say Jackson had been seen walking the area moments before gunfire was heard.
Further details haven't been released.
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