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Police probe death of North Tonawanda woman near Myrtle Beach

The death of a North Tonawanda woman, whose body was found earlier this week in South Carolina, is being investigated as a homicide.

Shannon DiTillio, 22, had reportedly arrived in the Myrtle Beach area Thursday and was found dead Monday in a empty lot in Longs, S.C., according the Myrtle Beach Sun News.

A man told police he found the body in at 11 a.m. Monday.

Police reported that DiTillio was found lying face up with a small puddle of blood nearby. The officers found a blue backpack on the ground to her left and a red and black backpack in a pond behind her.

Her death is being investigated as a homicide, Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard told the Sun News.

Police are asking anyone with information about where DiTillio had been staying to call the Horry County Police at (843) 915-5350 or the tip line at (843) 915-8477.