UPDATE: ‘Suspicious Death’ Ruled Homicide


LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A suspicious death investigation has know been ruled a homicide after a man was found dead in a hotel room Friday.

According to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, the man was found dead at the Country Inn and Suites located on Piney Grove Road.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said Dontre’yal Weatherbee, 23, died as a result of multiple gun shot wounds.
The shooting occurred just before 5 a.m., Fisher said.
An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

To receive up to $1000 for information about the crime or if you know the identity of the suspect (s), citizens are encouraged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways: call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), text to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with “TIPSC,” followed by the tip information or go to: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the “Submit a tip” tab.

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