Man thought to have been beaten, died of natural causes, says coroner

An autopsy to determine the cause of death of a man who was reportedly beaten while picking up his newspaper in the Cobbs Hill Subdivision was conducted on April 3, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher.

The autopsy concluded that the manner of death was natural. Through extensive examination and investigation, the external injuries were determined to have been non-fatal and most likely sustained when the decedent collapsed onto his driveway as a result of the natural disease process.

Fisher will not be releasing the decedent’s identity in consideration of his family’s wishes and because his death was not the result of unnatural circumstances.

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