Missing Sumter woman found dead was hit by car, officials say

Missing Sumter woman found dead was hit by car, officials say

SUMTER, S.C. (WIS) - What began as a search for a missing person in Sumter has turned into a hit-and-run investigation after the results of an autopsy performed Wednesday.

The autopsy for 23-year-old Rebecca Danielle Brown was preformed at the Medical University of South Carolina and revealed that Brown died of blunt force injuries.

According to officials, Brown suffered injuries that are consistent with being hit by a vehicle. Police have now shifted their efforts to find the driver of the vehicle they say hit and killed Brown.

Brown was reportedly out with friends the night of March 17 before stopping at a convenience store where she walked off and didn’t return. Her body was recovered Tuesday after it was spotted in a grassy area off of South Guignard Drive.

Brown’s family has been notified and the Sumter Police Department and Sumter County Coroner’s Office are continuing the investigation.

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