Coroner’s office identifies couple found dead in Summerville apartment complex

Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 2:34 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2021 at 1:44 PM EDT
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities have identified a couple who were found dead on Wednesday at a Summerville apartment complex.

The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office said 53-year-old Richard David Seastrunk and 59-year-old Tammy Sue Gerbert were found in their apartment located on 1660 Old Trolley Road at the Summerville Station Apartments after a requested welfare check was made to the Summerville Police Department.

“Both persons were pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner at 11:40am.,” officials with the coroner’s office said.

The coroner ordered autopsies for both this past Saturday at MUSC. Their cause and manner of death were listed as pending.

Brouthers said the full autopsy report, which would include toxicology results, would not be finalized for 10 to 12 weeks and a determination into the cause and manner of death would be made once all of the information is in.

The Summerville Police Department and the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

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