- Associated Press - Sunday, February 9, 2014

COWPENS, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina authorities are investigating why a man was found dead inside a Cowpens textile plant.

Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office investigator Ellen Holmes says her office and sheriff’s deputies are conducting a joint investigation into the fatal fire at Grant’s Textiles Inc. Forty-nine-year-old Jeffrey Todd Epps of Spartanburg was found dead among the debris.

Holmes says an autopsy and toxicology results are pending in the case.

Converse Fire Department Chief Tim Jones tells WSPA that the fire is believed to have been arson.

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Information from: WSPA-TV, https://www.wspa.com


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