GREENVILLE CO., SC (WSPA) – A man was found dead in a Greenville County home late Friday afternoon following a welfare check and fire.
According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called around 5:30 p.m. for a welfare check at a home on Revis Creek Court.
Deputies said they found a man dead inside the home.
The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said family last spoke to the man Thursday night and that a family member arrived at the home Friday afternoon and found water coming out of the home. The family member then called for the welfare check.
The coroner said there was evidence of heat and fire and the victim had burns on his body.
The coroner’s office has identified the victim as Joel P. Poplin, 67, of Simpsonville.
The determined cause of death was smoke inhalation and thermal burns, according the coroner’s office. The manner of death is accidental.