Dead man found in house on fire call, was from head trauma, deputies investigating

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died at approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The person died after being involved in an altercation and a house fire.  The incident occurred at 1741 Morninglo Lane, Columbia, stated Watts.

Dante Barksdale, 39, of Morninglo Lane, of Columbia, died at the scene.  An autopsy indicated that the cause of death was due to blunt head trauma.

The RCSD is investigating the incident.

Link to initial story of body found at fire

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