- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Sheriff’s deputies in Horry County say the body of a woman dressed only in underwear was found in the passenger seat of a car.

Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden told local media outlets that the body of 45-year-old Mary Catherine Polk was found Friday morning, McSpadden said Polk died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Horry County Police spokesman Lt. Raul Denis said the driver of the car was nowhere to be found after the accident. Police searched the area with tracking dogs.

Although the incident is being treated as a traffic fatality, Denis said that status could change when the cause of the woman’s death is determined.

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