Dorchester County Sheriff's Office

Authorities are investigating after a woman's body was found Tuesday along Harrison Road in an unincorporated area of Dorchester County.

The Dorchester County Coroner's Office identified the woman as 63-year-old Karen Yarborough of Summerville. Yarborough, who had been reported missing, died of an apparent homicide.

Deputies were called to the scene near Beidler Forest on Tuesday morning, said Sgt. Richard Carson, a spokesman for the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office. 

Sara Coello contributed to this report.

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Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.