Body found in Oconee Co. home, deputies investigating

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OCONEE CO., SC (WSPA) – Deputies are investigating after a partially decomposed body was found Monday afternoon in an Oconee County home.

According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home around 1:20 p.m. on Hemlock Drive, by a family member of a resident at the home.

The Sheriff’s Office said the family member found the body inside a room in the home.

The Oconee County Coroner’s Office later identified the body as 74-year-old Hartwell Lassiter.

The coroner said Lassiter had no obvious injuries, but died about three to five days prior.

Lassiter’s cause of death is due to natural causes, according to the coroner’s office.

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