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A teenager who was found dead on James Island last week has been identified.

Jaquez Cromwell, a 17-year-old Charleston resident, died from a gunshot wound Sept. 3, according to the Charleston County Coroner's Office. 

Cromwell's body was discovered three days later, on Friday, in a wooded area off Jeffrey Road, the Coroner's Office said. 

Deputies were called around 2:30 p.m. Friday to the scene after someone found the teen's body, according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. 

The incident was originally classified as a suspicious death. On Tuesday, the Coroner's Office ruled it a homicide. 

Further details about the case were not available. Anyone with information about Cromwell's death should call the Sheriff’s Office at 843-202-1700.

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Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.

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