The Horry County Coroner’s office is investigating the death of a Virginia man Wednesday.
Barry Settiff, 55, of Rocky Mount, Va. died overnight during a drive from Virginia to Myrtle Beach, said Darris Fowler, Horry County deputy coroner. An autopsy Wednesday showed no signs of trauma.
Fowler said the cause of death was not obvious and he’s still not sure when specifically the man died. The autopsy report will take 90 to 120 days to be completed.
Myrtle Beach police were called around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday to a parking lot on the 3800 block of South Kings Highway where the man was found dead. Settiff headed to Myrtle Beach late Tuesday night with a 64-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman.
The 64-year-old man drove and stopped twice on the way. At both stops, the Settiff was asleep in the back seat, police said.
The three arrived around 3:30 a.m. The man and woman tried to wake him up, saying he felt warm, but couldn’t rouse him, the report said. The pair took a walk on the beach, returning to find him cold to the touch and then calling police, according to the report.
Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381.