Death of homeless woman in Socastee area likely not homicide or suicide, coroner’s office says


EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been corrected to identify the person found dead as a female. An earlier news release from the Horry County Coroner’s Office did not specify the person’s gender.

SOCASTEE, S.C. (WBTW) — A 24-year-old homeless woman found dead Monday at Mill Pond Road and Horsehoe Circle died from “causes other than homicide or suicide,” according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

The woman, whose name has not been released, is from the Myrtle Beach area, Deputy Coroner Darris G. Fowler said.

Horry County Police and the coroner’s office responded Monday afternoon to the scene in the Socastee area for a death investigation, authorities said. Police said there was no known risk to the community.

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

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