“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Death of Easley Man as a Homicide “

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The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the death of an Easley man as a homicide after being found dead this afternoon in his residence located at #112 Planters Way.

A neighbor called 911 at approximately 12:30pm today after observing the victim through a window inside the residence. The victim was on the floor and unresponsive to knocks at the door.  EMS and the Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and confirmed that the victim could visibly be seen on the floor at which time entry was made into the home to render aid.

The victim who is an adult male was found deceased with a visible injury to the chest that is characteristic of a small caliber gunshot wound. No weapon was found at the scene and there were no obvious signs of forced entry into the home.  Preliminary investigation is that the victim resides at the residence.

The Sheriff’s Office has not taken anyone into custody during the early stages of the investigation as Sheriff’s Detectives continue to conduct interviews with relatives, friends and acquaintances.

Inquiries concerning the identity of the victim should be directed to the Pickens County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy of the deceased will be conducted tomorrow to determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.