Authorities investigate dead body in Florence County home

Effingham, SC - EFFINGHAM, SC (WMBF) - The Florence County Sheriff's Office is investigating after officials found a dead body inside a home on Alligator Road.

Deputies and the county coroner's office responded to the home in the 900 block of Alligator Road around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Florence County Coroner Bubba Matthews identified the victim as Richard Melton, 64, of Effingham.

FCSO Capt. Michael Nunn said they are investigating, but at this time they do not believe there is evidence of foul play.

Nunn said the body has been transported to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for an autopsy.

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