Coroner: 39-year-old Scranton man's death 'suspicious'

Florence, SC - SCRANTON, SC (WMBF) - Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office are investigating the circumstances that led to a 39-year-old man's death Tuesday in Scranton.

Capt. Michael Nunn, spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff's Office, said deputies received reports of a suspicious death around 8 a.m. Tuesday at 2304 Salem Rd. Upon arrival, investigators found the body of Jimmy L. Spring II, 39, of Scranton, on the floor of the home.

"At this point, investigators are not in a position to state the cause or manner of death," Nunn stated.

Neighbor's say Spring's body was discovered by his 6-year-old son.

"It makes me feel real sad," PJ Loudin said.

Loudin lives two houses over from where Spring lived. She and her husband Tom owned the mobile home where Spring lived.

"It's real tough to know that that little fella went in there and found his daddy on the floor," she said.

Florence County Coroner Bubba Matthews said he has reason to classify Spring's death as suspicious. Matthews noted a suspicious wound was located on the man's body during a preliminary examination.

He believes Spring's death was not a result of natural causes.

The body of the 39-year-old man has been transported to the Medical University of South Carolina for an official autopsy. During the autopsy, Matthews said he expects the suspicious wound to be examined in detail.

Spring died one day before his 40th birthday.

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