Coroner identifies woman found dead in Cherry Grove marsh

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A body was found floating in the marsh in Cherry grove on Thursday, according to police.

The person, a female, was found dead at about 7:30 a.m. near 6204 Nixon Street. Police noted the address is only a location marker and has nothing to do with the incident.

The victim has been identified as Malinda Smith, 51, or Leesville. The cause of death appears to be drowning, according to Deputy Coroner Chris Dontell. No foul play is suspected.

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