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Coroner identifies man found dead inside home in Greenville County

Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 7:00 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Deputies are investigating after a man was found dead inside a house on Friday, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a house on Revis Creek Court for a welfare check at about 5:31 p.m. on Friday. They later found a man dead inside the house and discovered a fire had also occurred, deputies say.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as 67-year-old Joel Poplin from Simpsonville. An autopsy determined that he died from smoke inhalation and thermal burns.

Stay tuned as we work to learn more.