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Lexington deputies investigating homicide
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Detectives are investigating the discovery of a 45-year-old Lexington man found dead in his kitchen Sunday morning.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said deputies found Timothy Edward Tice dead at his home on Jakes Landing Road just before noon on Sunday.

The sheriff said deputies were called to assist Lexington County Emergency Medical Services personnel and when they arrived they that the front door at Tice's home was open.

Inside, deputies found Tice's body on the floor of the kitchen. Metts said there was a large amount of blood on the kitchen floor.

An autopsy showed that Tice died as a result of a blunt force injury to his head.

Detectives are pursuing leads concerning the person or persons who killed Tice, Metts said. There was no indication that the person or persons who killed Tice broke into his home. The motive for the killing also remains under investigation.

Metts asked anyone with information about Tice or Tice's death to contact the Lexington County Sheriff's Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff's Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).

Source: http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14983036

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