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Killer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack While Burying Victim’s Body

Trenton, SC – A South Carolina man died of a heart attack while trying to bury a murdered woman’s body in his backyard on Saturday, according to investigators.

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) responded to 102 Tanglewood Drive after receiving a report of an “unresponsive male lying in his yard” shortly before 10 a.m. on May 7, according to The Island Packet.

The citizen who discovered the man said he performed chest compressions before calling 911, WRDW reported.

The unresponsive male was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies identified him as 60-year-old Joseph Anthony McKinnon, and said he lived at the home with his girlfriend, 65-year-old Patricia Ruth Dent, according to WRDW.

Investigators noted McKinnon had no signs of trauma and that he appeared to have died of natural causes, The Augusta Press reported.

But while they were notifying McKinnon’s next-of-kin, deputies stumbled upon a partially-buried second body located

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