Woman's death under investigation in Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach police are investigating the death of a 39-year-old woman at a home on 15th Avenue South in Surfside Beach, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrix.

Brooke G. Navoy died from a gunshot wound to the chest, Hendrix said.

He says Navoy was living in Surfside Beach, but was not a native.

Police were called to the home around 7:23 a.m.

Chief Rodney Keziah released this statement Wednesday morning, "We are treating this death as suspicious in nature, and there is an active and on-going investigation to determine the manner of death. Due to the complexity of the investigation, no further details are being released at this time."