Woman found dead with gunshot wound in Charleston County identified

VIDEO: Woman’s body found on roadside near marsh in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCSC) - Deputies are investigating after a woman’s body was found with a gunshot wound in Charleston County Friday morning.

According to a deputy coroner, Ruhyjanae Gibbs, 21, died on scene on Church Flats Road.

Officials with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office say just after 8 a.m. on Friday, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of Church Flats Road near Oyster House Creek near Hollywood.

When investigators arrived they saw several spent shell casings near the vehicle.

Capt. Roger Antonio with the sheriff’s office said that across the roadway from the vehicle, deputies noticed a deceased woman on the shoulder of the road near some bushes.

“The deceased female had an apparent gunshot wound on her person,” CCSO officials said."Detectives, forensic investigators and the Coroner’s Office responded to the scene."

The sheriff’s office is continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office at (843) 202-1700 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at (843) 554-1111.

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