Coroner: Man found dead behind Publix in Carolina Forest died before Florence

Coroner: Man found dead behind Publix in Carolina Forest died before Florence

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Police are investigating after a body was found in a pond Saturday in the area of Oakheart Road in Carolina Forest, according to Cpt. John Harrelson with the HCPD.

According to Horry County Coroner Christopher Dontell, the victim has been identified as 31-year-old Anes Koko, of Antioch, TN.

Dontell says an autopsy was conducted Sunday morning and the cause of death was drowning. There is no evidence of foul play. He added Koko's death was not storm-related as it was confirmed the victim died prior to Hurricane Florence.

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