Coroner’s office identifies body found on road in Longs area

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Horry County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a shooting death early Friday Morning.

Berlie Michael III, 51, of Little River, was found dead in the roadway Friday morning in the Longs area.

According to Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler, around 12:15 a.m. police to called to a scene where a person was found in the roadway on Dewitt Road.

Fowler said the person died on the scene from gunshot injuries.

An autopsy will be scheduled at MUSC and HCPD is investigating it as a homicide.

This is a developing story. Stay with WMBF News for updates.

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