GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said a man’s body was found early Monday morning on South Main Street in Greenville.
The coroner’s office responded at about 1:15 a.m. to 17 South Main Street for a report of an unresponsive man in the roadway, according to the press release.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, the coroner’s office said. An autopsy will be performed to help determine the man’s cause of death.
The man was identified as 48-year-old James Andrew Austin.
The Greenville Police Department said investigators believe the manner of the man’s death to be suspicious, and they are following a few leads. More information will be released after the leads have been exhausted.
People who work in the area told 7News they were shocked to learn of the death on Main Street.
“Generally it’s a very safe area.,” said Jayma Carter, who is the managing director at Ivy Salon on Main Street. “We are a company full of women and we feel very safe. We’re open later at night. We don’t have issues of safety for our team.”
EMS also responded to the scene, the coroner’s office said.
We will update this story as information becomes available.