Police: Dead man was a burglar

Body found in wall at Upstate flea market

Roger Davis
June 09, 2018 - 4:59 pm

 Investigators believe the man found dead behind the wall of a shed at a York County flea market had gotten trapped trying to break in.  The body of 33-year-old William Powers was found Wednesday between the shed's interior and outer walls.  The grim discovery was prompted by complaints of a foul odor.  Clover Police Chief Randy Grice says it appears Powers broke into the shed and climbed into the ceiling to get to the front of the building but slipped and fell between the walls.  Exactly when that happened is still not clear -- Powers' truck had been found nearby on May 27th.  

County Coroner Sabrina Gast says it could takes weeks to determine how Powers died.  She has also ordered toxicology tests.

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