Authorities investigating after man found dead in Hazel

Hamlin Co. Sheriff

October 4, 2021
Mike Tanner

HAYTI, S.D.–The Hamlin County Sheriff’s Office confirms it’s investigating the death of a man found dead in a home in Hazel last week.

In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office says deputies and Lake Norden Ambulance paramedics were dispatched to the scene Thursday night, just after 6:30.

They found a 49 year-old man dead inside the home.

On Friday, the Hamlin County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the house. They have not said what was found that may be connected to the man’s death.

An autopsy is being conducted on the man to determine a cause of death.

Investigating agencies include the Hamlin County Sheriff’s Office, Hamlin County Coroner and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.

Authorities says there is no threat to the general public.