The body of missing woman was found in a car submerged in a ditch near Galivants Ferry on Friday afternoon.
Lt. Raul Denis confirmed that the Horry County police were assisting the South Carolina Highway Patrol on the scene where a woman’s body was found in a car in a ditch filled with water near the intersection of Pee Dee Road and Hidden Acres Lane.
Horry County police tweeted that the woman was a missing 28-year-old and that no foul play was suspected.
Horry County Fire Rescue Fire teams also assisted the police.
The woman’s name was not released by early Friday evening.
A stretch of Pee Dee Road from Floyd Page Road to St. John Road was blocked in both directions for hours early Friday afternoon while rescue crews worked to remove the car.
A group of the missing woman’s family members, including her mother and father, waited on scene as authorities worked. The family members broke into tears and hugs when news that their relative was found. They declined comment.
Cyndi Graham with the CUE Center for Missing Persons was with the family and said the organization had received the case.
“We actually just got the case and got the phone call that they had found her car, so it’s a sad ending, but at least it’s an ending for the family,” said Graham, a board secretary and human remains detection canine handler with CUE.
Graham said the woman’s mother is a volunteer with CUE and has participated in searches for people missing in the area. The missing woman’s mother and others had been searching for her since she was last seen on Tuesday, but had just recently gotten her daughter’s case registered with CUE.
The 28-year-old woman was a mother of four children ages 3, 5, 7 and 8, according to Graham.