Body found near Publix in Carolina Forest area

A dead body was discovered in Carolina Forest near the Publix grocery store Saturday morning.

At about 10 a.m., Horry County Fire Rescue worked to remove the body from the edge of a pond.

Chris Dontell with the Horry County Coroner’s Office said in a press release that the body was identified, but the identity will not be released until the family is notified.

There is currently no evidence of foul play and the death is not believed to be related to Tropical Storm Florence. Dontell said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

“It was not what we expected to see this morning,” said Dawn Turner, who was riding by the area.

Turner was driving home from the Waffle House on Saturday morning when she and her husband noticed what looked like a chair sticking out of a pond near the Carolina Forest Publix.

They notified a police officer parked nearby, and he looked into it and confirmed there was a body.

Another body was found on Thursday in the Intracoastal Waterway. The coroner’s office said this death is not believed to connected to the storm.