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Deputies: Car of man killed in church parking lot found

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A deputy photographs the interior of a car connected to Sean Dinneen's death. (Sept. 19, 2011/FOX Carolina) A deputy photographs the interior of a car connected to Sean Dinneen's death. (Sept. 19, 2011/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The car of a man who was killed in the parking lot of a Pickens church Saturday night was found Monday afternoon, Pickens County deputies said.

Deputies told FOX Carolina that 48-year-old Sean Dinneen's car was found in Greenville. Someone who saw a picture of the car on the news called deputies to tell them they had spotted the car.

Greenville Police said the car was found on Potomac Avenue.

Fox Carolina's cameras were the only ones there as the car was brought to the Pickens County Law Enforcement Center. Deputies with the forensics unit spent several hours processing the car for evidence.

Dinneen died from a single gunshot wound to the chest Sunday night, according to the Pickens County Deputy Coroner.

Deputies are looking into the possibility that Dinneen was trying to sell the car and met the suspects in the parking lot of Crosswell First Baptist Church.

Investigators said they were called to the church's parking lot around 9:45 p.m. Saturday after a neighbor called about a disturbance.

According to deputies, the neighbor said he heard an argument, then glass breaking and two gun shots. He told deputies that he then saw two dark-colored cars drive away and a man lying lifeless on the pavement of the church parking lot.

Dinneen's family told FOX Carolina he was a good man and a member of the National Guard for the past twenty years.

Pastor Randy D. Smith, at Crosswell Baptist, greeted members Sunday, just feet away from what's left of blood stains on the church's parking lot.

"Tragic news," Smith said in reference to the voicemail he received about Dinneen's death. "Especially when you hear all the stuff that's going on in the world today, and then it happened right here in your own church yard. You don't expect anything like this, it's always somewhere else."

Deputies said the car was missing after Dinneen was found dead.

No arrests have been made in connection with Dinneen's death.

Deputies said they are still looking for a dark Ford Mustang in connection with the case.

Anyone with information about Dinneen's death was asked to call the Pickens County Sheriff's Office.

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