Friday, May 11, 2012
No injuries have been reported
A Taylors home was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon. The cause of the fire at Goose Trail has not been determined. No injuries have been reported. This video, courtesy of WSPA, shows heavy smoke and flames at the residence. Read more of this story.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Amber Daniel and Chris Porcoro were shot to death inside a Taylors duplex on April 3, 2011.
Leonard Porcoro admits that a year after his younger brother was shot to death in his Taylors home, he's managed to cope. But that doesn't mean there's peace. "It gets easier as time goes by, of course," Porcoro said. "We were hoping to find something out really soon when it first happened, but we didn't. The longer we go on without knowing, we can't have closure. We can't heal." On April 3, 2011, the Taylors Fire Department was dispatched to 2004 East Lee Road in Taylors - the home of Chris Porcoro. The duplex was on fire, and deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office were on hand in the event there were any injured victims inside. It wouldn't be long before firefighters told officers they'd found two bodies inside the home. …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Greenville County Coroner's Office said Wednesday that the 63-year-old woman found dead inside a home after a fire was already dead before her home went up in flames.
Investigators confirmed on Wednesday that Alice Barber Owenby, the 63-year-old woman found dead Tuesday morning after a fire at a Taylors residence, did not die in the fire. Lt. Tim Ridgeway of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Deputy Coroner Barry Wright advised investigators that Owenby had been shot multiple times in the head before the blaze was set. The case is now officially being investigated as a homicide. Owenby lived at 301 McConnell Road in Taylors, which was the scene of a house fire at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Though firefighters initially thought the home was unoccupied, by 9 a.m., arson investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office had arrived and discovered Owenby's body buried beneath several …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Greenville County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death as "suspicious."
Updated 1:16 p.m., Feb. 22 Deputy Coroner Barry Wright has released the identity of the woman found dead in a burnt Taylors home. Alice Barber Owenby, 63, was found face down in the bathroom of the 301 McConnell Road home, where she was the sole resident, Wright said. "The reason it took a while after the fire was extinguished to find her was there were no interior walls left standing, the house was completely gutted, the roof had collapsed and she ws actually under a couple of feet of burned rubble," Wright said. Firefighters initially told Patch at the scene that no one was inside, but later that morning, they asked for the Greenville County Sheriff's Office to send an arson investigator to the scene. Owenby was found as firefighters …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Coroner's office confirms she died of natural causes before fire.
Deputy Coroner Kent Dill is reporting that the death of a 74-year-old woman can be attributed to a heart attack, not a fire that led to her discovery. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office and Greenville County Coroner's Office has been investigating the death of a Bobbie Faye Bridwell, who was found dead in her Taylors home Sunday morning as it burned. At 11:09 a.m. Sunday, a neighbor of Bridwell's called 911 to report a fire at Bridwell's 5565 Mountain View Road home. According to Dill, Bridwell's neighbors had just gotten back from going shopping when they noticed smoke coming from the 74-year-old widow's home. One of the passersby attempted to enter the home, but the smoke was too thick to safely gain access to residence, Dill said…