SC woman found shot dead in burning house

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 1:50 PM
Last updated 6:35 PM
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GREENWOOD, S.C. — Greenwood County sheriff’s deputies say a woman has been found shot to death in her burning home.

Authorities say firefighters found the body of 46-year-old Lisa Merritt around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators say Merritt was not severely burned by the fire, which started in a bedroom. An autopsy has been scheduled to confirm the cause of death.

Deputies are questioning Merritt’s husband.

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rmwhitley 11/30/12 - 09:34 am

the husband is a good place to start.

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