HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — An Horry County murder suspect who was charged in a shooting in 2019 was found dead after not showing up for trial, according to officials.

Taylor Ryan Strode, of Conway, was scheduled to be tried Monday for the murder of Charles Edward Lawrence but he didn’t show up, according to the solicitor’s office. Assistant Solicitor Chris Helms secured a bench warrant for his arrest but police found him dead before the warrant could be served.

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The Horry County Coroner’s Office confirmed to News13 that Strode died by suicide.

Strode was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with a shooting on Greenleaf Drive in the Conway area in May 2019, according to police.

No other information was immediately available. Count on News13 for updates.