WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — A postal worker was found shot to death in Williamsburg County on Monday.
A passerby found 64-year-old Irene Pressley dead Monday near her car on Morrisville Highway in the Andrews community of Williamsburg Highway, according to Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight.
McKnight said she worked as a mail carrier. He wouldn't say if Pressley was driving her mail carrier's vehicle at the time of the shooting.
He added he couldn't elaborate any further to protect the integrity of the investigation.
McKnight said her death appears to be that of a homicide. McKnight said an autopsy is being performed to determine Pressley's specific cause of death.
Lt. Daryel Moyd with the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office said that the United States Postal Inspection Service and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are helping in the investigation.
A representative with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service released the following statement to ABC 15:
"Postal Inspectors are actively involved in this ongoing investigation into the death of rural letter carrier Irene Pressley.
Ms. Pressley was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 22 years.
No other information can be provided at this time. Further updates will be posted on our local Twitter account @USPIS_CLT."