Police: Woman’s body found in unrented N. Charleston motel room

Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2021 at 12:51 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of a woman North Charleston police found in a motel room that was supposedly vacant.

Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal says Lauren Bishop, 44, of North Charleston, died Sunday from a gunshot wound.

An incident report states an employee of the Red Roof Inn went inside a room to retrieve a shower curtain and discovered Bishop’s body at approximately 8:30 a.m. Monday.

North Charleston Police responded minutes later and met with the employee who told them the room had not been rented and should have been vacant.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information should call the North Charleston Police Department at 843-740-2800 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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