A mother and daughter were found dead in a home near Aynor around noon today, police said.
The women are Melba Correa, 84, and Tara Correa, 49, said deputy Horry County coroner Tony Hendrick.
The pair were found around noon inside a home at 2466 Fore Road, according to Horry County Police Department spokesman Sgt. Bob Carr.
Tara Correa's daughter, Rashae Simpson, found the bodies of her mother and grandmother in separate rooms of the house when she came to check on them, said Hazel Gee, whose son is Simpson's boyfriend.
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Gee said Simpson was concerned about her mother and grandmother because the last time she heard from either was Wednesday and no one at the house on Fore Road would answer the phone on Thursday.
Hendrick also said a home health care nurse came to see Malba Correa on Thursday, but no one came to the door. Hendrick said he did not know for what home health care company the nurse works.
The bodies of both women were taken shortly before 3 p.m. to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where autopsies will be performed Saturday, Hendrick said.
For now, both police and the coroner's office say it's premature to speculate on how the women died.
However, police did not find any signs of forced entry or robbery at the Fore Road house, Carr said.
Neither Gee, nor Mike Fore, who said he is Tara Correa's estranged husband, and lives across the street from her, said they knew of anyone who would want to cause harm to either of the women.
"They always just stayed to themselves, didn't bother nobody,'' Gee said.
The incident remains under investigation and no suspects in the deaths have been identified, police report.
- More details will be posted as they become available.