Body found in SC, snakes in victim's property affecting investigations

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. -- Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office says a body was found with gunshot wounds in Chesterfield County Thursday afternoon.

Deputies say the body of 33-year-old Freddie Lee Herman was found at a home on Sam Jones Road around 3 p.m. Neighbors told deputies that they heard several gunshots overnight.

The gunshot is not believed to be self-inflicted, deputies say.

According to deputies, Herman collected animals such as venomous snakes, spiders, snapping turtles and cobras. Deputies say the animals in the victim's property are affecting the investigation.

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