Coroner identifies victim in West Ashley homicide investigation

Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 1:14 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 15, 2021 at 9:54 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who was found dead at a West Ashley apartment.

Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal said 30-year-old Brendan Gaskins from Charleston was found deceased at 1745 Savannah Highway on Tuesday.

The cause of death is pending completion of the autopsy scheduled on Dec. 20, the coroner’s office said.

This death is being investigated as a homicide, O’Neal said.

Police responded Tuesday at 3:17 p.m. to a report of an unresponsive man at the Stono Apartments in the 1700 block of Savannah Highway, Inspector Michael Gillooly said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is still ongoing, he said.

Charleston Police, Charleston Firefighters and Charleston EMS all responded to the incident.

Anyone with information about the death is asked to call the Charleston Police Department at 843-743-7200 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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