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Coroner IDs woman found in wooded area off Palmetto Pointe Blvd

Horry County police respond to an area off Palmetto Pointe Boulevard where a female body was discovered.
Horry County police respond to an area off Palmetto Pointe Boulevard where a female body was discovered. alang@thesunnews.com

Horry County Coroner's Office has identified a 41-year-old woman as the homicide victim who was found Saturday off Palmetto Pointe Boulevard.

Jennifer Fitchett, of Middlesex, North Carolina, was found during the day in a wooded area off Palmetto Pointe Boulevard, according to the coroner's office and Horry County police. The cause of death is being withheld as an investigative detail, deputy coroner Michelle McSpadden said Sunday.

McSpadden said Fitchett was a beloved daughter and a mother of three. She was expecting her first grandchild in a few weeks, she said.

Horry County police said the homicide investigation is in the preliminary stages.

Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong

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