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...suspended by its national chapter as authorities investigate the death of an 18-year-old member.Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says the male student was found dead about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in a private home about a mile from the heart of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-18/across-region
Ex-wife killed professor in University of South Carolina murder-suicide, coroner says

...upper body Thursday afternoon in a fourth-floor office at the university's School of Public Health building, Coroner Gary Watts said in a news release.Kwan then committed suicide with a gunshot to her stomach, the coroner said. A 9 mm pistol...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-06/ex-wife-killed-profess
USC professor identified as murder-suicide victim

...death in an office at the University of South Carolina by someone who then committed suicide. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says Raja Fayad was shot several times in the upper body Thursday afternoon at the university's Public Health building...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-06/usc-professor-murder-suicide
Drive-by shooting kills Columbia woman

COLUMBIA - Richland County officials have identified a woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting.Coroner Gary Watts said in a statement that 32-year-old Astrid D. Haynes of Columbia died Wednesday morning after she was shot in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-09/drive-shooting-kills-columbi
Falling limb kills SC boy, 3

...has died after he was struck in the head by a falling tree limb while playing at an Irmo park. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says Jacoby Latta was at a church picnic at Irmo Community Park Saturday afternoon when he was hit by the branch. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-02/falling-limb-kills-sc-boy-3
Judge's ruling that autopsy reports aren't public records in SC renews privacy debate

...to them. But there's a lot in those reports that aren't related to that incident," said Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, who wasn't involved in the case that led to the lawsuit.Watts said he has never released a full autopsy report...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-07-22/judges-ruling-autopsy-reports
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...Branch's van then hit a building and caught fire. Both he and Belton died at the scene, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said. The taxi driver wasn't injured, and three passengers in Belton's car were sent to the hospital.Chamberlain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-12-14/across-region
SC inmate hangs self

...himself in a traffic court facility in Columbia on Friday.Mock died at Palmetto Health Richland hospital.Coroner Gary Watts says Mock had been arrested for disorderly conduct.The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the hanging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-02-25/sc-inmate-hangs-self
Chased by police, SC suspect dies

...early Wednesday morning.The officers were able to perform CPR and resuscitate Grooms, but Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says he died Saturday afternoon at the hospital from complications from being under water.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-05-28/chased-police-sc-suspect-die
Across South Carolina

...break up with the boyfriend she met on the Internet and get back jewelry she had given him. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts told the State newspaper of Columbia Monday he had used dental records to identify the remains as the body of Nikki McPhatter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/09/met_526929.shtml
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