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Berkeley County Sheriff. Leroy Burnell/Staff

Leroy Burnell lburnell@postandcourier.com

The death of a 78-year-old man who was attacked at his home in Berkeley County last week has been ruled a homicide. 

Neville Morgan died of blunt force trauma Friday at an area hospital, Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said. 

A day earlier, his wife had returned to their home at 993 Sheep Island Road and found him bleeding in their bedroom, according to an incident report. 

Deputies who responded to the home around 2 p.m. Thursday found Morgan on his bed with several bumps on his head. He was conscious but not responding and had been "severely physically assaulted," the Sheriff's Office said. 

Detectives are investigating the case as a possible robbery. 

Morgan's death is the second homicide in the Berkeley County sheriff's jurisdiction this year and the 14th in the tri-county area. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office at 843-719-4465 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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Angie Jackson covers crime and breaking news for the Post and Courier. She previously covered the same beat for the Grand Rapids Press and MLive.com in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.