Anderson County deputies are investigating after a severely decomposed body was found alongside I-85 Friday afternoon.

Detective Nikki Carson, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office, said the body was found in a grassy area near Exit 39 around 1:30 p.m.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said a deputy coroner was called to the scene to investigate.

The body was found in the brush near the interstate but investigators were heavily focused on a vehicle abandoned on the roadside.

The coroner later identified the victim as 40-year-old Shawn Stephen Martin. He said Martin had been dead since October 10.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday, however the coroner said there were no signs of foul play.

This case remains under investigation by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office and the Coroner's Office.

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