The Greenville County (South Carolina) coroner says that a local man’s body was found near the front steps of a church early Monday morning (Dec 26), which just so happened to be the day after Christmas.
Coroner Mike Ellis said the body of Billy Joe Jamison, 50, was found near the front steps of the Long Branch Baptist Church on Bolt Street in Greenville.
Ellis said Jamison died from multiple blunt force injuries sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. Monday morning.
The manner of death is still pending after an autopsy and investigation, but the case is being treated as suspicious, according to Ellis. Greenville City Police is also investigating the death.
Church security officials said Greenville Police asked for their surveillance video, and family members said they’re working with investigators as they grieve.
“We just want to know what happened,” said Jamison’s brother, Chris Jamison. “It’s kind of early [in the investigation], but we’re just trying to stick together–sisters and brothers that love each other.”
Chris said Billy was his baby brother, the youngest of five. He said he was a handyman,who loved his kids.
Family said Jamison spent all Christmas Day with them before he was found dead overnight.