Man found dead on Gregg Street identified

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Published: Jun. 26, 2022 at 12:25 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2022 at 9:30 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Richland County Coroner has identified the victim of a homicide that happened on Gregg Street on June 26.

Orenthal Chestnut, 45, of Columbia, was identified by Coroner Naida Rutherford.

Thursday afternoon the Columbia Police Department (CPD) announced they’re investigating a suspicious death as a homicide.

On Sunday, the department was called to Gregg St. to investigate the body of a 45-year-old man.

The update to the case comes after information gained during an autopsy.


The Columbia Police Department says a man’s body was found on Gregg Street on Sunday.

A citizen called 911 after finding the body at 9:30 a.m., according to officials.

Police are currently on the scene and are looking for witnesses and surveillance footage, according to officials.

The Richland County Coroner is assisting CPD in the investigation.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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