Officials have confirmed that a woman reported missing from Beaufort County was found dead in Yemassee.
The Hampton County Sheriff's Office is investigating after finding Mercy Eklund's body on Old Salkehatchie Highway around 6 p.m. Wednesday evening. She had been reported missing on Thursday.
Right now, investigators say they do not suspect foul play, but the death is being investigated because she died from a gunshot wound.
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