Report: Police called about body being driven around; body found in car in Surfside Beach parking lot

Report: Police called about body being driven around; body found in car in Surfside Beach parking lot
Source: Raycom (Lowrey, Erin)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County police were called after a woman’s body – wrapped in a blanket – was found in a car in Surfside Beach.

An incident report from the Horry County Police Department states officers went to Glenn’s Bay Road Wednesday night after a Be On the Lookout notice was requested by the Surfside Beach Police Department.

That BOLO was for a 2002 white Cadillac Deville and police were advised someone may be driving the car around with a dead body inside.

Around 8:20 p.m., officers located the vehicle. The victim was sitting in the front passenger seat with a blanket/comforter on her, the report stated.

A lieutenant with the SBPD said he was heading home when saw the car in a parking lot. When the body was found, he contacted EMS and the HCPD, according to the report.

According to information from the Horry County Coroner’s Office, an autopsy was conducted Thursday morning. It was determined that foul play was not involved.

Additionally information from a Surfside Beach Police Department report stated officers went to a home in the 500 block of Fifth Avenue South for “suspicious circumstances.”

The caller told 911 dispatchers a friend came over and said his girlfriend was dead, and then left.

When police arrived at the house, they spoke to the residents, who said their friend came over around 6:30 p.m., Wednesday and told them he and his girlfriend were at Watson’s Riverside in Socastee. The woman went and got something that the man said “he did not want to be a part of,” according to the report.

The man went to sleep and when he woke up, his girlfriend was reportedly not breathing and was cold, police were told by the callers. The two friends asked the man if he had called authorities, to which he said he hadn’t.

Roughly five minutes after arriving at the Fifth Avenue residence, the man left on foot, the police report stated. Officers had past interactions with the man and woman, and went to their known hangouts.

The man was eventually located walking on Frontage Road South in front of the Coldwell Banker location in the 200 block of U.S. 17. He reportedly told police the woman was still in the Deville, which was parked at the Urgent Car off of Glenns Bay Road.

Police did not find a cellphone or any illegal items among the man’s possession, according to the report.

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