Coroner identifies victim in Timmonsville homicide investigation

Coroner identifies victim in Timmonsville homicide investigation
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TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. (WMBF) – Authorities are conducting a homicide investigation after one person was killed late Tuesday night in Timmonsville, according to the police chief.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken identified the victim as 28-year-old Shawn Gibson from Florence.

Timmonsville Police Chief Billy Brown said the incident happened around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday on East Byrd Street.

He added the Florence County Sheriff’s Office is taking lead on the investigation.

The coroner’s office said Gibson was discovered on East Byrd Street by a pedestrian.

The body will be autopsied Thursday morning at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

No suspects have been identified at this time.

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