Midlands teenager, whose death is considered suspicious, identified by SC coroner

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office said it’s investigating the suspicious death of a teenager.

The 18-year-old male’s body was found Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

Ricke Irick died at the scene, the Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office said Wednesday.

At about 7:40 a.m., both law enforcement officers and EMS responded to an emergency call at a home in Estate Court, according to the release. That’s in Orangeburg in the area between U.S. 178/Charleston Highway and U.S. 301/Five Chop Road.

It’s also listed as Irick’s residence, according to the coroner’s office.

The caller said the South Carolina teen was unconscious, but emergency responders determined he had died, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators are waiting for the results from an autopsy scheduled for Thursday to determine an official cause of death.

“We’re trying to obtain more information to determine if foul play was involved or not,” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said in the release. “This investigation is still early yet.”

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