Myrtle Beach Police charged a Georgetown man in the killing of a man whose body was found in a car outside a local restaurant.
Edward Leon Morris, of Georgetown, is facing charges of murder and weapon possession during a violent crime, according to Lt. Joey Crosby.
Police said the body of 44-year-old Garrey Sumter of Conway was found last week in the parking lot of Denny’s at 800 S. Kings Highway.
In a brief incident report a woman, who works at the restaurant, noticed a white 2014 Chevy Malibu in the parking lot with blood on the door and ground by the vehicle. The woman called authorities and EMS was called for an unresponsive man.
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When authorities arrived they learned Sumter was dead and Crosby said his death is considered a homicide.
According to arrest warrants Morris was the last person with Sumter prior to his murder. Morris was arrested on an unrelated offense when police discovered evidence that matched evidence found at the crime scene, according to warrants.
Police interviewed Morris and reviewed video surveillance and eyewitness accounts, which led to the murder and weapon possession charges, according to warrants.
Morris was being held at Myrtle Beach jail Wednesday.