Botetourt County Musician, Roanoke Man Found Dead Inside Truck in Myrtle Beach


MYRTLE BEACH, SC – A death investigation is underway after police found two Roanoke Valley men dead inside a van in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Wednesday night.

The 2007 Chevy Silverado had been parked in the same location since Father’s Day, according to the man who called 911.

Police found Frank Arnold Jr., 29, and John Keaton, 23, dead inside the truck, according to the police report.

Authorities also said they found heroin inside the Silverado.

Police are investigating this incident as a death investigation and a drug overdose.

Horry County, SC Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler told 10 News there is no foul play in the two deaths.

The cause of death for both men will not be determined for some time due to the impact of COVID-19, according to Fowler.

Arnold is a member of Outlaw Ridge, a Country / Southern Rock band and would also be performing solo.

The band had the next schedule to play Saturday night at The Glass House in Lynchburg.

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