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The death of an unidentified man found at a USC parking garage is so far being considered a suicide, according to authorities.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts and officials with the State Law Enforcement Division, which is investigating the incident, said all indications point to a suicide and not foul play.

Watts reported the man, who was in his 30s and not thought to be a USC student or employee, apparently jumped to his death from a point along a five-story USC parking garage near Maxcy Gregg Park, west of the city’s Five Points district.

The man died of trauma from the fall, according to Watts.

Authorities said the man was discovered Sunday afternoon outside the garage at Blossom and Bull streets.

This is the second time a body was discovered outside the parking garage. Oliver Sherlock Holmes, 26, of Columbia, was found outside the garage in May 2015. He, too, died from blunt trauma from his fall off an upper deck of the facility, Watts determined last year.

Categories: Columbia, Local News, Richland County

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