Police: Recovered vehicle linked to missing Aynor woman

Susan DeLuca (Source: Horry County Police)
Susan DeLuca (Source: Horry County Police)
DeLuca's car
DeLuca's car

Galivants Ferry, SC - GALIVANTS FERRY, SC (WMBF) - Cadaver dogs with the Horry County Police Department searched a section of the Little Pee Dee River Monday for evidence connected to the discovery of a submerged car on Friday.

According to Sgt. Robert Kegler, spokesman for Horry County Police, the recovered vehicle has been linked to an Aynor woman who was reported missing on April 29.

"She's a very sweet and loving person, she would give you the shirt off her back" Dena Sandwick said, a friend of the missing woman.

Kelger said Susan DeLuca was reported to be traveling to Maryland on April 15 to visit family members, but never arrived to her destination. Two weeks later, DeLuca's family called police to report the woman as missing.

An investigation led detectives to believe DeLuca may have been seen in Marion County near Sparky's Fireworks on US-501 around the time of her disappearance. DeLuca was believed to have been driving a silver Dodge Stratus with South Carolina tag AIL-991.

"I pray all the time, and I hope that she shows up soon, I don't know why she would be hiding," DeLuca's mother Clara Beavers said.

Monday's search along the Little Pee Dee River in Galivants Ferry, however, did not yield any substantial evidence in the case.

Anyone with further information on DeLuca's disappearance is being asked to call the Horry County Police Department at (843) 915-5350.

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