Coroner’s office identifies man found in room behind Carolina Forest shopping center

Coroner’s office identifies man found in room behind Carolina Forest shopping center
The coroner's officer responded to a body found behind a Kroger off Highway 501. (Source: WMBF News)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Authorities responded to reports of a body found Monday afternoon in the Carolina Forest area.

Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said the body of 55-year-old Scott Woodridge was discovered in a riser room in the back area of the Kroger shopping center off Highway 501.

Willard said Woodridge was homeless and was given permission to stay in the room. He had lived in the area for many years.

She said Woodridge died several days ago and no foul play is suspected in the case.

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