Thursday, September 5, 2013
An enlarged heart and hyper-tension have been determined to be the cause of death for Dorchester County Sheriff’s Deputy Captain James Nettles, 44, of Summerville – who was found dead in the woods in Georgetown Monday – according to the Georgetown County Coroner’s Office.
According to Coroner Kenny Johnson, the preliminary cause of death is health related. There are no injuries and no sign of foul play, he said. The final autopsy report won’t be available for about a month.
Nettles had left to go hunting around 7 a.m., Monday, near Andrews in Georgetown County published reports say, and when friends could not contact him via phone and text, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office was notified which, along with the state Department of Natural Resources and the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Bloodhound team, mounted a search of the area.
Nettles body was found in a heavily wooded area around 4 p.m. reports say.