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Horry County authorities continue to search for identity of man found shot to death

Horry County authorities continued Monday to investigate the identity of a man who was found fatally shot in the Green Sea community.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said he was trying to identify the victim, who was found about 8:30 a.m. Sunday along Norton Road. The victim is a white male about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 160 pound and likely between the ages of 25 and 30, Fowler said. Police released photos of tattoos the victim has on both arms between his shoulders and elbows, both legs between his knees and feet, on both hands near his thumbs and on his upper back.

The man was found by a farmer driving on Norton Road, police said.

An autopsy performed Sunday at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center showed the victim was shot at least one time 'to a vital area causing the trauma," Fowler said. Fowler would not say how many times the victim was shot or where he was wounded. He also would not comment on if there were signs of a struggle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Horry County Police at 915-5350 or to remain anonymous 915-8477.