Blake William Linkous, 18, arrested after woman was found strangled in hotel room

HORRY COUNTY, SC — An 18-year-old Ohio man who was taken into custody by authorities for the crime of strangling a woman in South Carolina is charged with committing the crime. When the police arrived on the scene, they discovered that emergency medical personnel were already present and these workers informed the officers that the victim had already died.

A woman’s body was found in a hotel room in the Myrtle Beach area on Wednesday, and police from the Horry County Police Department responded to a report about the woman after learning her body was there. been found. The woman turned out to be 18-year-old Natalie Martin, and the County Horry coroner was able to identify her. Roseville, located in Ohio, was his hometown. Ohio was his home state.

There were allegedly “suspicious circumstances detected” in Martin’s death, as stated in the police report. The findings of the inquest led investigators to conclude that Martin had been manually strangled. WMBF has successfully secured an arrest warrant for 18-year-old Blake William Linkous. Pursuant to the warrant, authorities collected evidence from the scene as well as witness testimony, which ultimately led to the arrest of Blake William Linkous.

Authorities say the suspect is from the town of Blue Rock, Ohio. Linkous was arrested and charged with murder on Thursday after being jailed. No bond has been issued.

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