OCONEE COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) – An investigation is underway after a body was found in a home near Townville Monday, according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.
Dispatch got a call around 1:20 p.m. from a family member of the person who lived at the home on Hemlock Drive in the Timberlake One subdivision after they found the body inside one of the rooms.
The Oconee County Coroner's Office identified the body as 74-year-old Hartwell A. Lassiter.
The coroner says that Lassiter had been deceased for three to five days before he was found.
The corner confirmed that Lassiter died of natural causes.
The investigation is still early and no other information was provided by the Sheriff’s Office.