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Coroner IDs body found in community pool off Burcale Road

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Photo of the vicinity where Villages of Arrowhead is located. | Source: Google Maps Photo of the vicinity where Villages of Arrowhead is located. | Source: Google Maps
The pool at Villages of Arrowhead. | Source: Stephanie Robusto The pool at Villages of Arrowhead. | Source: Stephanie Robusto
The pool gate at Villages of Arrowhead. | Source: Stephanie Robusto The pool gate at Villages of Arrowhead. | Source: Stephanie Robusto

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The body of a woman found in a community pool Tuesday evening has been identified.

Linda Thompson, 31, from the Arrowhead community, died from asphyxia due to drowning, according to Deputy Michelle McSpadden. Investigators said no foul play is suspected.

Deputy Coroner McSpadden believes Thompson died between 8 and 9 p.m.

According to a police report from the Horry County Police Department, two people entered into the gated pool area around nine p.m. and discovered her body.

Those two neighbors were playing a game on the tennis courts when they decided to stop by the pool to cool off. The report shows one neighbor immediately jumped into the pool to pull Thompson out of the water and called 911.

However, the neighbors could tell it was too late.

When officers arrived on scene, they could not find a pulse. Investigators also couldn't find any of her belongings: no bag, no towel, no keys.

One neighbor that knew Thompson said a group was at the pool earlier that evening. Later on, the neighbor explained, Thompson decided she wanted to go back to the pool alone. However, she never made it back home.

Officers did find a diamond ring on her hand, leading them to believe she was married. Neighbors say she lived with her fiance less than a mile from the pool within the Villages of Arrowhead.

All of the surveillance video from the pool area has been turned over to law enforcement.

DHEC closed the pool on Wednesday afternoon. The homeowner's association notified residents that the pool will be closed for 24-30 hours.

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