Body found near Little Pee Dee River in Dillon County

Sheriff's deputies on the scene where a woman's body was found under a bridge in Dillon County.

A passerby found the body of a woman near the Little Pee Dee River off of Buckswamp Road in Dillon County Thursday afternoon.

A man, who asked that we not identify him, said the passerby was walking across the bridge looking for cans when he saw the body.

The passerby didn't have a cell phone, so he found someone to call 9-1-1.

The man said the body would not have been visible to people driving over the bridge. He said you couldn't see it unless you were standing on the bridge looking over the side.

The Dillon County and Marion County Sheriff's Offices responded to the scene along with the State Law Enforcement Division.

"At this point in time, I'd say preliminarily we are treating this as a foul play situation," said Captain Cliff Arnette with the Dillon County Sheriff's Office."Right now our first and foremost is to get an identity on the individual so we can move forward from that point to backtrack their whereabouts and that type of thing, so that's where we are right now," he added.

Dillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley says he will release more information when he learns the woman's identity and the circumstances surrounding her death.