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Body found near MB dumpster identified

Units on scene (Source: WMBF News Operations Manager Drew Hansen) Units on scene (Source: WMBF News Operations Manager Drew Hansen)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The Horry County Coroner's Office has identified a man who Myrtle Beach Police say was possibly electrocuted when his body was discovered Wednesday afternoon.

Lt. Doug Furlong, spokesman for the Myrtle Beach Police Department, told WMBF News units were dispatched to a fire behind a dumpster at 510 N. Kings Hwy just after 2 p.m.

While battling the fire, first responders discovered the body of a person who appeared to have been electrocuted, Furlong said.

Tamara Willard, Chief Deputy Coroner in Horry County, told WMBF News she was en route to the scene just before 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Willard identified the body as 47-year-old Gregory Teater. According to Willard, Teater was a homeless man who lived in the Myrtle Beach area for more than 12 years. At this time, the cause of death is still undetermined, and the investigation could take longer than the typical 12 weeks for autopsy results to come in.

Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Calvin Payne said investigators are working to determine if the fire and apparent electrocution are connected.

Stay tuned to WMBF News for the latest details in this case.

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