HCPD: One in custody in connection to Little River homicide investigation

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Horry County Police Department vehicles(Source: HCPD Facebook page)
Published: Nov. 1, 2021 at 10:08 AM EDT|Updated: Nov. 1, 2021 at 11:48 AM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - A death investigation in Little River has now turned into a homicide investigation, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

Horry County police were called early Sunday to a home along Little River Inn Lane.

Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden said 55-year-old Amy Kopacz died Saturday at her home due to injuries sustained in an assault.

The case is being investigated as a homicide.

Horry County police said Colby Kopacz was taken into custody in Florida in connection to this case.

It’s not clear at this time what his relation is to the victim. Horry County police said that no charges have been filed or warrants served at this time.

WMBF News will bring you new developments in this case as they come into our newsroom.

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