Police investigate 'suspicious' death by pesticides

Horry County, SC - HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 45-year-old man, who died Saturday.

According to Horry County Coroner Robert Edge, Michael Chuba, 45, of Longs, died at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center over the weekend after ingesting pesticide. Police were asked to investigate after medical staff called the man's death 'suspicious.'

Edge, however, was unable to comment on whether Chuba was taken to the hospital the day he ingested the poison.

Horry County Police are investigating Chuba's death as a suspicious case. Officials say the man's death hasn't been looked into as a possible suicide.

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