At approximately 2:50 this morning, we received a call from the security guard at the QT on Rutherford Street in reference to a person that was possibly deceased at a nearby location. Officers, along with Greenville County EMS responded to the scene and confirmed that there was a deceased white male laying on the ground near Rutherford St and Walker St. At this point, it appears that the male victim is homeless and was located by another homeless couple, who informed the security guard at QT.
The initial findings indicate that the victim appears to have suffered some type of trauma to his body. Greenville Police detectives have been assigned and are leading this active investigation. We will continue to work with Greenville County Forensics and the Greenville County Coroner’s Office. The scene has been processed by forensics and an autopsy will be performed today, at which time we will know more about the specific cause of death. The Coroner’s Office will be releasing the name and cause of death after contact is made with the next of kin.
As with any suspicious death, detectives will be working to find any potential witnesses and completing a canvas of the neighborhood. We are still very early in our investigation, however we encourage anyone who may be familiar with the case and would like to pass along any information to contact Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME (27463) or the Greenville Police Department at 864-271-5333.