Autopsy results released for 2 found dead in North Charleston home

Photo source Deja Knight/WCSC.
Photo source Deja Knight/WCSC.

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner has released the results of autopsies performed on two people found dead in a North Charleston home Monday.

Investigators were called shortly after 1 p.m. Monday in reference to two suspicious deaths at 2110 Durant Avenue. A neighbor had gone to check on the residents and found the bodies of a man and a woman.

Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten named the deceased as 44-year-old Angela Ferguson and 58-year-old Nathaniel Lonnie. Autopsy results show that both died of a single gunshot wound to the head.

The two were found dead by a man who says he was a close friend. North Charleston police are calling the deaths suspicious. The friend is saying something different.

He believes his friends were murdered. The friend wished to remain anonymous, but says he forced open their door when he hadn't seen or heard from them since last Thursday. He said he found his friends lying in the living room with bullet wounds to their heads. The coroner's office has not confirmed what caused the wounds to the head.

The friend also said that Lonnie's car had been parked in the driveway with shattered windows since last week. On Monday, only glass was left in the driveway after police had the car towed.

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