Police continue investigation into elderly resident's death

Jul 23, 2014

The Greenville Police Department is investigating the death of an elderly local resident, whose body was discovered in a cemetery over the weekend.

A memorial service is set Thursday for Robert Younger, 86, of Greenville.

Few details had been released as of Tuesday evening concerning the circumstances of Younger’s death.

Robert Younger
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City of Greenville Public Relations Liaison Autumn Barton said a cause of death had not been determined, pending the results of an autopsy.

The police department was characterizing it as an “unattended death” as of Tuesday evening.

A statement issued by the police department indicated that Younger’s body was found at the cemetery on U.S. Business 69 at approximately 9 a.m. Sunday. Investigators were dispatched to the scene and the police department said the investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is being asked to contact the department at 903-457-2900.

Younger was the owner of Varsity Clothing Center for 33 years until his retirement.

A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.