June 1, 2013
MYRTLE BEACH — Myrtle Beach police have released a composite sketch of a woman whose body was found last weekend on the beach.
Lt. Amy Prock released the sketch of the woman Thursday and asked that anyone who may recognize her call Myrtle Beach police.
Wednesday, police released a photo of a tattoo on the woman’s ankle and Capt. David Knipes said officials hope someone will recognize it and help them identify the woman.
The woman’s body was found floating in the ocean near 24th Avenue South about 8:45 a.m. May 25, Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said. She was fully dressed, but missing a shoe.
Autopsy results are pending toxicology tests that could take 90 to 120 days to return, but the preliminary cause of death is drowning, Fowler said.
The woman is described as white, about 170 to 185 pounds, between 5 foot 3 inches to 5 foot 6 inches tall, and authorities estimate her age is between late 40s and mid to late 50s, Knipes said. She has reddish blonde hair.
The tattoo, which is on her left ankle is about three inches in circumference, Knipes said. The tattoo depicts a beach and ocean scene with a dolphin at the top. It is colorful with bright yellow, red and orange in it.
Anyone with information about the woman, recognizes her or the tattoo, please call Myrtle Beach police at (843) 918-1382 or (843) 918-1975.
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