USA Today reported a South Carolina man was found in his yard while trying to bury a woman he strangled.
From USA TODAY: A South Carolina man died of a heart attack while attempting to bury the body of someone authorities say he killed.
Officers from the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office arrived at a home in Trenton on Saturday after receiving reports of an unresponsive man in his yard, Sheriff Jody Rowland and county coroner David Burnett said in a joint statement sent to USA TODAY.
Officers found 60-year-old Joseph Anthony McKinnon dead in his yard. But when investigating McKinnon's death and notifying next of kin, authorities found the body of 65-year-old Patricia Ruth Dent "in a freshly dug pit."
Authorities suspected McKinnon died of natural causes and that Dent's death was due to foul play, the statement said. Autopsies performed Monday confirmed McKinnon's death was from a cardiac event, while Dent died by strangulation.
"Evidence gathered at the scene, along with statements from witnesses aided investigators to build a timeline, leading us to believe that Mr. McKinnon attacked Ms. Dent while inside their home," the statement reads.
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