A South Carolina man died from a heart problem while burying the woman he strangled, 代表们说

A 60-year-old man strangled a woman and tried to bury her in the backyard of their South Carolina home, but had acardiac eventin the process of covering a pit and died, according to a news release from the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the home in Trenton on Saturday morning for calls of an unresponsive man lying in his yard. Deputies identified him as Joseph McKinnon, who had no signs of traumaand natural causes were suspected,” 发布说.
As deputies notified the next of kin, a second body was found in the freshly dug pit, 发布说. Officials identified those remains as Patricia Dent, 65, who also lived at the home.
      Dentappeared to have died by foul play,” 发布说.
        An investigation led deputies to believe McKinnon attacked Dent inside their home, 发布说. Deputies said McKinnon then bound and wrapped her in trash bags before putting her in the previously dug pit in the yard.
          While he was covering the pit in, McKinnon had a cardiac event that caused his death, 发布说.
            The Edgefield County Coroner’s Office ruled McKinnon’s cause of death to be natural causes. Dent’s death was due to strangulation.
            Trenton is about 25 miles northeast of Augusta, 佐治亚州.

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