HCPD investigate homicide near Conway

Conway, SC - CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Police are investigating after officials were alerted to a dead body off of SC-90 near Conway.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick said he was called to the scene on Ridgefield Circle off of SC-90 around 5:20 a.m.

Horry County Police Lt. Jamie Debari said the body of Edwin Donnell Salters, 21, of Myrtle Beach, was found in the 2000 block of Ridgefield Circle, but investigators do not think the homicide occurred on Ridgefield Circle. He suffered from an apparent gunshot wound.

"It's awful that these things happen and I always thought we had such a good neighborhood," Mary Ann Proffitt said, who lives near the area where the body was found. "[I] never dreamed we'd find anything like this in this neighborhood."

Neighbors in the area say they think the incident is drug related. Debari would not comment on that, but confirmed the victim does have a criminal history.

The Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continues to investigate. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 915-8345, Dispatch at 248-1520 or if you wish to remain anonymous at 915-TIPS (8477).

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