Death In Florence County Opened Homicide Investigation

Florence County coroner said an investigation led authorities to treat the incident as a homicide.

An investigation has been opened after a body was discovered on Sunday in the Pee Dee area.

Officers were called to the 600 block of Brunson Street in Florence County around 3p.m. responding to reports of a cardiac arrest. A victim was discovered dead at the scene.

Florence County Coroner, Keith von Lutcken identified the victim as 30-year-old Tony Smoot. An autopsy has been scheduled.

Lutcken said an investigation led authorities to treat the incident as a homicide.

Anyone with information regarding the fatality is urged to contact the Florence Police Department.