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Elderly SC woman died from strangulation after being beaten with table leg, coroner says

An 82-year-old woman died not only of blunt force trauma after being beaten with a table leg as originally suspected but also of strangulation, a Greenville County Coroner’s Office autopsy showed.

Frances Quick was found dead at her home in the Hickory Ridge Apartments on Wade Hampton Boulevard in Greenville on Feb. 6.

The coroner estimated she had been dead for three or four days.

The report said she suffered from manual strangulation, which means she was choked to death by someone with their hands around her throat.

Her son, Bobby Eugene Quick II, is charged with murder after being arrested in Asheville and extradited. He had been living with his mother for about a week, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said in February.

Frances Quick’s obituary said she also had four daughters and nine grandchildren and was a Greenville native.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

“Frances loved Jesus and was strong in her faith,” the obituary posted by the Wood Mortuary in Greer said. “She enjoyed collecting Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley memorabilia.”