Officials: Missing York Co. 18-year-old found dead near creek

Officials say the body a missing 18-year-old in York County was found Monday.

YORK COUNTY, S.C. -- An 18-year-old who was reported missing Friday has been found dead.

Deputies previously asked the public for help locating Jamie Lee Allison Margas. She went missing from her home near Twin Lakes Road and Mount Gallant Road Friday morning.

Margas' body was found near a creek off of Mount Gallant Road just before 11 a.m. Monday, York County Sheriff's Office spokesman Trent Farris said. The creek was allegedly five minutes from her home, where she was last seen by her parents.

According to the York County Sheriff's Office, Margas' body was found 20 to 30 yards from the nearby Mount Gallant Road. After a tipster told officials they thought they spotted her near the area, deputies searched the area where they located the body.

The cause of her death is unknown. However, during a press conference Monday, the York County Sheriff's Office said they do not suspect any foul play in Margas' death. A toxicology report and autopsy are pending.

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