Coroner identifies couple found dead inside Hilton Head home

Updated: Jan. 29, 2020 at 4:38 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Beaufort County Coroner’s Office released the identities of a husband and wife found dead in their Hilton Head home Wednesday morning.

The coroner’s office says 39-year-old Michael Klesh and 33-year-old Sophie Klesh were discovered by Beaufort County deputies performing a welfare check at the couple’s Hilton Head home.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said autopsies were conducted at MUSC on Thursday, however the coroner’s office said the causes and manners of their deaths were not apparent to forensic pathologists during the autopsies.

“Toxicology studies will be performed and are expected to aid in those determinations,” the sheriff’s office said.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the sheriff’s office at (843) 255-3438 or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

Deputies responded to the Kleshs’ home in Bryant Park Cottages on Spanish Wells Road shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday to check the health of the residents, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Deputies entered the home and found the bodies.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit and the Beaufort County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

Deputies say they do not believe there is any threat to public safety.

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