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Horry County, SC - NAMUS UP15051

The Horry County Coroner's Office along with the Pawley's Island Police Department seek answers to identify an unknown human remains case.
  • Found deceased in Myrtle Beach, SC on February 6, 2016
  • He is believed to be be 18 - 30 years of age
  • He is estimated at 5.8 feet tall and 175 pounds
  • He has DNA matches (biological relatives) that link back to the Virginia and North Carolina area; specifically, Halifax, Nash, and Edgecombe, NC counties.
  • This is a person who died, who is unidentified and we are looking to put him to rest with dignity and let his family know what happened to him. He is not a suspect or believed to be involved in any crime.
One of the ways you can help is by transferring your DNA to law enforcement approved databases and
This helps not only in this case, but in all other suspect identification and unknown human remains cases too, as more matches, help us work more quickly.
Instructions on how to download your DNA from are outlined in this PDF.
If you have further questions on this case, please contact:
Or, if you feel more comfortable in talking with me, Christine, please do so.
If you have information on this, or any other case, please feel free to reach out to me by email or by phone (775) 364-3030 or use the Contact Us form below.
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Christine Burke, FGG

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