Coroner: Teen found on Pawleys Island roadway died of gunshot wound

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - An autopsy performed Friday morning on a teenager who was found dead on Pawleys Island concluded that the victim died of a gunshot wound.

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office says the body of 18-year-old James Earl Richardson Jr. was found at about 12:45 a.m. Friday along Parkersville Road.

The Georgetown County coroner and the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office are now calling the death a homicide.

Anyone with information regarding the death of Richardson should contact the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office at 546-5101.

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