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Man, 32, found dead in van at Rock Hill apartments off Celanese Road, police say

Rock Hill SC police find dead body in apartment parking lot

Rock Hill police found a dead body parked in front of an apartment complex in the city. Foul play is not suspected.
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Rock Hill police found a dead body parked in front of an apartment complex in the city. Foul play is not suspected.

Police in Rock Hill continue to investigate after a person was found dead Monday morning in a van in an apartment complex parking lot.

The body was found before 9 a.m. outside apartments off Celanese Road, said Lt. Michael Chavis of Rock Hill Police Department. Police have not identified the person but said the body was of a 32-year-old man, Chavis said.

“There were no obvious signs of foul play,” Chavis said in a written statement Monday afternoon.

The body was found in a minivan parked in a lot near the entrance to the apartments, adjacent to Celanese Road. The incident location in the 1700 block of Celanese, also called S.C. 161, is west of Interstate 77 at Exit 82.

Detectives, patrol units, forensics and other officers spent hours at the scene. York County Coroner’s Office officials were on the scene along with Rock Hill police and other emergency services. An autopsy and other testing will be done by the coroner, police said.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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