Deputies probe death of man found on SC porch

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Greenville County deputies are investigating the death of a man in his 70s found on his back porch.

Authorities say they received a 911 call around 3 p.m. Friday from a woman who said her neighbor was lying, unresponsive, on his back porch.

An autopsy was performed Saturday. Investigators say they ruled the death a homicide after determining the man died after he was beaten in the head.

Chief Deputy Coroner Mike Ellis said he didn’t know how long the man’s body had been on the porch.

Anyone with information about the man’s death is encouraged to call authorities. His name has not been released.

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