Deputies say death at Murrells Inlet motel suspicious

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. — Georgetown County sheriff’s deputies say the death of a man whose body was found in a motel in Murrells Inlet is suspicious.

Coroner Kenneth Johnson tells media outlets that 37-year-old Gary Kyle Smith of Lancaster died early Thursday.

His body was found in a room at the motel on U.S. 17 Business. There was no sign of trauma and the cause of death has not been determined.

Sheriff’s Lt. Neil Johnson says authorities hope to have more information when autopsy results are completed.