Death of Man Found on Johns Island Investigated as Homicide

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Deputies in Charleston County are investigating the death of a man found dead in a house on Johns Island last week as a homicide.

News outlets report the Charleston County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the body discovered on Jan. 22 as having belonged to 35-year-old Jason Arion.

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Eric Watson says Arion’s death appeared to be suspicious. He says foul play hadn’t been ruled out.

Deputies say they had gone to Arion’s home to perform a welfare check after Arion’s mother had not heard from her son for a couple of days.

Authorities have not released Arion’s cause or manner of death.

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