Odor leads cops to body in Hilton Head Island home
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Neighbors reporting a foul odor led authorities to find the body of a man found in a home in a gated community on Hilton Head Island.
Beaufort County sheriff's deputies said firefighters looking through the home's windows around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday first noticed water pouring through a collapsed celling.
First resceiling entering the home found the man's body in the garage. Because of the extensive mold and a bad odor, deputies waited for officers with hazardous material suits before removing the body and investigating.
The coroner's office says the man died more than a week ago. An autopsy has been ordered, and the man's name has not been released because his family has not been notified.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.