Body of 14-year-old found in Greenville County hotel room

Coroner says teen had been dead for more than a week
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 12:54 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2022 at 3:08 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said they are investigating after the body of a teen was found at InTown Suites on Monday night.

The coroner was called to the hotel on Mauldin Road at around 7:30 p.m. in reference to a dead person in a room.

The coroner identified the deceased person as 14-year-old Landon Chance Poston. Officials said there were no obvious signs of physical injury on Landon’s body and his death is estimated to have been on Nov. 14.

An incident report from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office also indicates that Landon had no visible injuries.

According to the coroner, Landon’s mother was in the room and “incoherent.”

A relative described Landon as a gentle giant who was solely dependent on his mother. The relative also confirmed Landon’s mother is now in the ICU and it is unclear what led to her condition.

The coroner said it could take up to 8 to 12 weeks to determine Landon’s cause of death. The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is assisting in the investigation.

Stay with FOX Carolina News as we work to learn more.