Woman found dead inside abandoned house in Greenville

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Authorities responded to reports of a woman found dead inside an abandoned house near Leach Street in Greenville Saturday evening.

Susan Elane Donald, 69, was pronounced dead upon the arrival of emergency medical staff, according to a Greenville County Coroner's Office report. An autopsy will be performed on Monday.

"She never met a stranger," said Barbara Barton. "She was always friendly with everyone, a very nice person, and always spoke."

Barton has lived on the same block since 2009 and remembers seeing Donald usually sitting on her porch in the mornings, as she swept her own neighboring front steps.

Barton's niece,Tashei Bowie, lives near the abandoned house.

"She would ask if I could drive her to the Spinx for a few things," Bowie said. "Very nice woman."

The Greenville News reached out to the property owner, who declined to add further comment.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

A.J. Jackson is a general assignment reporter for the Independent Mail. Contact him by email at ajackson@gannett.com with story ideas and leads, also follow him on Twitter @AJhappened

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