Woman who disappeared from wreckage on Green Bay Road found dead, officials say

Michael Anthony Browder, 42, of Hunt Drive, was arrested Sunday in connection with a police chase through Mount Pleasant.

A woman who disappeared from a wrecked vehicle Thursday was found dead Monday morning on Green Bay Road.

According to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury, 52-year-old Laura Lynch, of Wando, was a passenger in the vehicle that wrecked Thursday.

Mount Pleasant police had attempted to pull over the vehicle before it wrecked in the Huger area, he said.

Lynch and the driver both ran from the wreckage, Salisbury said. A search failed to locate the pair Thursday.

North Charleston police officers located the driver, 42-year-old Michael Anthony Browder, of Hunt Drive, Sunday morning at the Catalina Inn on Rivers Avenue and took him into custody, according to an incident report.

Browder remained at the Charleston County jail Monday, charged with failure to stop for blue lights, habitual traffic offender, third-offense driving under suspension, unlawful transport of alcohol and four counts of failure to comply with the non-resident violators compact, according to jail records.

Crews searched Sunday on horseback for Lynch but were unable to find her.

Authorities returned to the scene Monday morning with a State Law Enforcement Division helicopter and search dogs, Salisbury said. Lynch's body was found shortly after 10 a.m., he said.

Reach Christina Elmore at 937-5908 or at Twitter.com/celmorePC.

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