TRENTON, S.C. (AP) — A 60-year-old man who strangled his girlfriend died of a coronary heart assault whereas burying her physique of their South Carolina yard, investigators stated.
Deputies discovered Joseph Anthony McKinnon’s physique Saturday after neighbors referred to as and reported an unconscious man in a yard in Trenton, the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Workplace stated in a press release.
As they investigated McKinnon’s dying, deputies discovered a physique wrapped in trash luggage in a freshly dug gap and decided it was his girlfriend, Patricia Ruth Dent, 65, investigators stated.
An post-mortem on Dent decided she had been strangled and neighbors advised officers they noticed McKinnon digging a gap in his yard the day earlier than, deputies stated.
An post-mortem on McKinnon decided he died of a coronary heart assault. Deputies stated it appeared he was practically finished filling the grave when he set the shovel down, walked away and collapsed.