UPDATE: Beaufort officials now investigating ‘suspicious death’ as homicide

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) – The City of Beaufort Police Department has released new details in a suspicious death that is now being investigated as a homicide.

On Wednesday morning, 70-year-old Theresa Lee Coker was found dead at her home at 2801 Polk Street by members of her rental company. The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office then responded.

The investigation determined Coker was the victim of a homicide.

Coker’s car, which was not at the home on Wednesday, was found on Thursday in the Seabrook area and processed for evidence. Officials canvassed the neighborhood for witnesses and other possible evidence.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding the death of Coker is asked to contact Investigator Waddell at 843-322-7974 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-274-6372.

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) – The City of Beaufort Police Department and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a suspicious death.

Theresa Lee Coker, 70, was found dead at her home at 2801 Polk Street at 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday by members of her rental company.

Anyone with information regarding the death of Coker is asked to contact the City of Beaufort Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 843-322-7938 or Investigator Waddell at 843-322-7974.

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