Police: Burglary call in The Market Common leads to death investigation

Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 6:39 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – A death investigation began after police responded to a burglary call Friday night in The Market Common, authorities said.

According to information from Myrtle Beach Police MCpl. Tom Vest, officers went to a home on Howard Avenue in The Market Common around 9:30 p.m. on May 14.

When police arrived, they found an unresponsive man who did not live at the home, authorities said. According to Vest, officers rendered aid but the man did not survive.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard identified the victim as 57-year-old Martin Mullin, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the incident remains under investigation at this time. No other details were immediately available.

A woman who lives in the apartment complex where it happened said she heard a loud thud and yelling.

She said around 15-20 minutes later, police showed up.

The situation frightened her, leaving her to wonder whether she wants to stay in the apartment she just moved into last month.

”The thought had crossed, breaking my lease because I don’t know the whole story of what went down,” the woman who wanted to remain anonymous said. “All I know is that there was a dead body next door. I don’t know how he was killed, I don’t know why he was killed. It makes me wonder who did I move by?” the neighbor said.

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