Authorities probe deaths of Jackson couple

JACKSON — The Aiken County coroner has identified a Jackson couple found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in their home.

Coroner Tim Carlton told multiple media outlets Wednesday they are 70-year-old Sandra L. Cochran and 74-year-old Louis “Baker” Cochran.

Carlton says autopsies are being conducted Wednesday.

The coroner says a co-worker of the husband checked on the couple and called authorities around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after finding one body on the floor of the home.

The other was found outside.

Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Abdullah says authorities are investigating the deaths as suspicious. He says the couple’s car is also missing from the home.