Death investigation underway in Spartanburg Co., fire chief says


HILLTOP, S.C. (WSPA) – Firefighters discovered a body inside of a Spartanburg County home Saturday afternoon, Hilltop Fire Chief Dustin Mills said.

Update (8:30 p.m.) Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger identified the victim as being 57-year-old Tammy Melton. Melton was pronounced dead at her residence around 1:40 p.m.

Clevenger has classified the death as suspicious.

This is an update. The earlier story can be seen below:

According to Chief Mills, firefighters responded to 586 Alamo Street around 1:26 p.m. Saturday afternoon in reference to a residential fire.

Once they went inside, firefighters noticed that the fire had been smothered, but then discovered a dead body inside of the home.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating along with the coroner’s office. A forensic exam has been scheduled for Monday.

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