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Myrtle Beach woman identified in Ocean Boulevard homicide

The Beachcomber Inn was quiet on Monday hours after a 20-year-old woman was found dead in one of the rooms of the motel in the early morning hours that day.

Police responded to the scene around 1:15 a.m. where they found Colee Muirhead’s body, a release from Joey Crosby, with the Myrtle Beach Police Department, states. Crosby identified Muirhead, of Myrtle Beach, as a victim of a shooting.

An incident report lists a handgun found at the scene as a weapon possibly involved. Officers are investigating the incident as a homicide, Crosby said.

“Colee was a kind-hearted individual, she loved her friends, she loved her family. She was just a little lost at times but, you know, she was also finding herself and that’s not easy to do nowadays, its not easy at all,” Colin Muirhead, Colee’s father, told The Sun News Grand Strand Alliance partner WPDE.

Colin Muirhead said he had talked to Colee on Sunday and she said she was with a friend, WPDE reports. Just a day later, he’s now mourning the loss.

“Everything, she’s my daughter. I’m going to miss everything. Her voice, her smile, everything,” he told WPDE.

The motel office, located at 1405 S. Ocean Boulevard, remained closed throughout the day, only opening when police went to follow up on the incident.

The motel owners were not available to comment and employees said they were “not allowed to give a statement.”

Officers said that no arrests has been made, and that the investigation remains active.

“Detectives have not yet established a specific motive for the shooting, but believe this is an isolated incident,” Crosby said in a release Monday.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382.

Police said that more details would be released as they become available.

Elizabeth Townsend: 843-626-0217, @TSN_etownsend

Megan Tomasic: 843-626-0343, @MeganTomasic

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