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Sanford Man Dies After Fall at S.C. Motel

Posted February 20, 2007

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A Sanford man died Monday after falling from the second floor of a South Carolina hotel.

Witneses told police that they heard yelling and bumping sounds at the Voyager Motel on Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach.

The motel manager told police when he went to investigate the sounds, a man standing outside the room told him Thomas Lee, 38, was suffering from seizures. Shortly afterwards, Lee's body was found on the ground.

The actual cause of death may not be known for several weeks as authorities wait for the results of tests taken during the autopsy.
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  • yogi Feb 20, 2007

    I misused "know." Should be "no." You can tell I am no expert. lol

  • yogi Feb 20, 2007

    I am know expert but a seizure thrusting someone over a balcony rail seems very unlikely. Who was with this man?

  • 5blue eyes Feb 20, 2007

    MINDY--- ACTUALLY IT IS ALL THE SAME...JUST LIKE ANNA NICHOLE SMITH HER AUTOPSIES HASN'T CAME BACK IT WOUNLD TAKE THREE TO FOUR WKS JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE...
    BUT YES IT DOES SOUND FISHY BUT YETWE DON'T HAVE ALL THE DETAILS YET..

  • mindy Feb 20, 2007

    Stinks that we can get celebrity's autopsies back in a matter of days, and that for regular people like us, it takes several weeks. LOL.

  • Munchie Feb 20, 2007

    This definitely sounds suspicious. Something aint right!

  • nursevb8 Feb 20, 2007

    just a thought, that was my thought exactly. Did he seize all the way from his room to over a railing. And who was this person who was outside his room and told the manager. If seizures are that strong, he needed medical care not a cop.

  • islandgirl Feb 20, 2007

    Was he pushed or did he fall: My prayers go out to the family... and someone needs to get to the bottom of this, because how would you know that the person was having a seizer if he wasnt inside his hotel room ????? it just doesnt sound right....

  • gina Feb 20, 2007

    WHY WASN'T THE CORRECT AUTHORITIES CONTACTED? IF HE WAS HAVING SUCH SEIZURES,THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN HE FELL OUT OF THE WINDOW. HOW WOULD THE PERSON KNOW ABOUT HIS SEIZURES IF HE WASNT IN HIS HOTEL ROOM? SORRY, BUT IT SEEMS KIND OF STRANGE TO ME.

  • diwanicki Feb 20, 2007

    my prayers go out to his family

  • Just a thought Feb 20, 2007

    Did he fall....or was he pushed...strange a man should be outside his room with a statement that the victim was suffering from seizures...and that is what made the noises...Did the police see him in the room suffering from these seizures, and if that was the case I am led to believe that if you are having a seizure you cant walk from a room to the outside and then over a railing ???? Was he pushed or did he fall????