Friday, November 21, 2014
"COWPENS, SC — The coroner has determined the cause and manner of the deaths of a retired deputy and his new wife.
"Coroner Rusty Clevenger announced the outcome of his investigation after speaking with the family members of Rex Miguel Scott, 68, and Lisa Kay James, 44.
"Clevenger has ruled James's death a homicide and Scott's a suicide.
"Both died from gunshot wounds to the head, Clevenger said.
"The bodies were found when a deputy was asked to go by the home on 1760 Old Pacolet Road to check the welfare of the residents, Clevenger said.
"Scott and James had recently been married, according to investigators.
"Scott was a former Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office deputy who served for several years before retiring, deputies said."