A 60-year-old American was found dead at his home in Trenton, South Carolina, Saturday, May 7, 2022. But upon arriving at the scene after being alerted by witnesses, authorities actually discovered two lifeless bodies: that of the sexagenarian and that of a woman presented by several American media as his companion, aged 65. In a press release relayed in particular by CNN Wednesday, May 11, the Edgefield County Sheriff explains that the man suffered a cardiac arrest while trying to bury his victim in his garden.
The body tied up and locked in garbage bags
According to the investigations carried out by the police on the spot, the man would have died of natural causes, after having killed the one who is presented as his spouse, indicates WIS News. She was allegedly strangled in the house. The sexagenarian then tied up the body before placing it in garbage bags. It was while trying to cover the corpse placed in a freshly dug pit with earth that the man suffered a fatal illness.
The motives for this crime remain unclear to investigators. The sheriff, questioned by the washington post, explains that no history of violence within the couple had been reported in the past. Although the police believe that an argument may have broken out between the two occupants of the property, the sheriff assures that “the case is closed”.