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Missing Lady's Island woman found dead in nearby county

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YEMASSEE, SC (WTOC) -

Officials have confirmed that a woman reported missing from Beaufort County was found dead in Yemassee. 

The Hampton County Sheriff's Office is investigating after finding Mercy Eklund's body on Old Salkehatchie Highway around 6 p.m. Wednesday evening. She had been reported missing on Thursday. 

Right now, investigators say they do not suspect foul play, but the death is being investigated because she died from a gunshot wound.

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