Tuesday, June 25, 2013
A Pawleys Island man has been found dead, two days after he was reportedly carjacked in Myrtle Beach.
Georgetown Times news partner WBTW-TV 13 reports 21-year-old Joshua Pyatt was found dead today.
The Myrtle Beach Police Department says Pyatt was found in his car midday today at the West Wind Apartments off 17th Avenue South in Myrtle Beach.
Police believe Pyatt was the victim of a carjacking and had been injured in the incident.
The investigation began on Sunday when police responded to a call for a possible shooting at 1102 Vereen Avenue in Myrtle Beach.
They found a large crowd outside and witnesses told police they heard possibly four gun shots and a man with a hood getting into a car with the victim inside.
The stolen car a 2005 Nissan Altima.
Anyone with information about where suspect is located is urged to call the Myrtle Beach Police Department at (843)-918-1382.
Pyatt grew up on Parkersville Road in Pawleys Island, according to family friend Rounette Johnson.
“He was a very good boy,” Johnson said, with heartbreak in her voice. “He always came by the house. He and my daughter were good friends. They grew up together.”
Johnson said her daughter was trying to help Pyatt get a job at Texas Roadhouse in Myrtle Beach, which is where she works. He was supposed to go for an interview Monday.
She said she saw Pyatt Sunday before he went to Myrtle Beach.
Pyatt’s family was planning to begin a search in Myrtle Beach today before receiving the news.