DARLINGTON -- Authorities say a 72-year-old Hartsville man found dead on a baseball field not far from his home during this week's winter storm died from the cold.
The Darlington County Coroner's Office said John Griffith's body was found around 5 p.m. Wednesday in between the two rounds of winter weather. The temperature at the time was in the 20s.
Authorities ruled the cause of death as hypothermia. Deputies are still trying to figure out why Griffith left his apartment and where he was going. They say they do not suspect foul play.
Four other deaths in South Carolina have been blamed on this week's winter storm.