Rector police investigating death

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Rector Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding a dead body found late Wednesday night at the former Rector Sportswear building, believed to be the result of a suicide.

Officers arrived at the scene following an anonymous call reporting an abandoned vehicle at the rear loading area of the building around 11 p.m. Wednesday. Following an examination of the vehicle, the body of Byron Scott Abney was found in the recessed loading dock. Abney, 48, was discovered hanging from a makeshift noose. The RPD believes the death to be the result of a suicide, but an investigation remains ongoing at this time.

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