Chesterfield County prepares for rare inquest on reported suicide
COLUMBIA – The Chesterfield County coroner is calling a rare inquest into the death of a man that was initially ruled a suicide.
Coroner Kip Kiser will present six county residents with testimony Thursday about how 34-year-old Tyson “Lane” Lowery ended up dead from a gunshot wound to his head in the front yard of his home in November, with a pistol nearby.
The deputy coroner and the sheriff’s office determined Lowery’s death was a suicide. But Kiser decided to hold the inquest to settle any lingering questions.
Only a few coroner’s inquests are conducted each year in South Carolina. This is the first inquest Kiser has called in his four years as Chesterfield County coroner.