Coroner: Body found at SC school identified

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A man discovered dead inside a South Carolina school has been identified.

The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday the deceased is Harry A. Batten Jr., 69, WCSC-TV reported.

Batten was working at Dubose Middle School when he was found unresponsive about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, the coroner's office said. The coroner said he pronounced Batten dead at the scene by 2 p.m.

The circumstances, cause and manner of the death are pending an autopsy at the Medical University of South Carolina scheduled for Friday at 9 a.m., the coroner's office said.

The coroner’s Office and Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.


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