South Carolina man found dead in his home with hands and feet bound

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JACKSON, SC (AP) — Investigators are trying to figure out how a man ended up dead for weeks in his own Aiken County home with his hands and feet tied up.

Authorities say the body of 61-year-old Eldon Ledford was found behind a door blocked by a couch.

Police found Ledford on Nov. 14 after a neighbor called saying there was a foul odor in the area and Ledford hadn’t been seen or a few weeks, Aiken County deputies say the home was ransacked with cabinets and other areas open and burned papers were on the kitchen stove and sink.

The coroner didn’t release a cause or manner of death, saying he is still investigating how Ledford died.

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