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2 Aynor deaths ruled natural

An Aynor mother and daughter found dead in their home died of natural causes, a preliminary autopsy on Saturday revealed.

Tara Correa, 49, died of pneumonia and her mother, Melba Correa, 84, died of cardiac arrest, Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick said.

They were discovered around noon Friday by Tara Correa's daughter, Rashe Simpson, at their home on Fore Road in the Cool Springs community.

"I'm still having my moments," Simpson said Saturday morning. "It's still not feeling any better."

Full results from the autopsy will take eight to 10 weeks, Hendrick said.

Simpson, 30, had checked on her relatives because she had not heard from them since Wednesday and was worried.

"[Mom] seemed fine, other than just a summer cold, but other than that, she seemed fine," she said on Friday.

"My grandmother seemed fine, too."

A home health care nurse had stopped by Thursday, but left when nobody answered the door.

Simpson said she moved to the area from the Bronx, N.Y., in 2003, and her mother and grandmother followed a year later.

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