Coroner IDs body found in yard near school off West Main St. in Rock Hill, police say

Brett Sullivan
Brett Sullivan

A man’s body was found Saturday morning in a yard near a Rock Hill elementary school, police said.

The body was found in a back yard on Raven Drive, said Lt. Michael Chavis of the Rock Hill Police Department. Raven Drive is one of several streets named for birds in a neighborhood that sits just north of York Road Elementary School off West Main Street, near the intersection of Heckle Boulevard

The York County Coroner’s Office said in a statement late Saturday the deceased is presumed to be Brett Sullivan, 22, of Rock Hill.

“Positive identification is pending,” York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said in the statement.

The investigation is ongoing, and autopsy and toxicology results are pending, she said.

Police declined to give out any other information about the body or the manner of death, saying the investigation by police, York County Coroner’s Office officials and other South Carolina agencies is “sensitive” in nature.

“We are investigating as of now to determine what occurred as we do in all deaths,” Chavis said. “It’s very early so we do not have much information to release.”

Rock Hill police said on social media Friday afternoon Sullivan had been missing since Wednesday and was last seen at Burger King on Main Street, a block from where his his body was found.

Crime scene technicians were at the scene Saturday, along with detectives and coroner’s office officials. No other information was available.

Lana and Steven Clayton lived at 4586 Island Forks Road on Lake Wylie. York County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged Lana Clayton on Friday with murder of her husband, who died July 21 from poisoning, police said.

Andrew Dys: 803-329-4065, @AndrewDysHerald
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