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The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office was investigating another death before responding the shooting at Cedar Creek Tackle.
Sheriff's office spokesman Tom Holland said his agency received information from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Tuesday about Charlotte resident Ada Judith Torruco, 33, who had been reported missing June 10 by her family.
Charlotte authorities said it was possible that Torruco had been killed and her body dumped in remote Lancaster County on the dirt portion of Mount Carmel Road.
Officers from both departments met Wednesday morning and began searching for Torruco about 8:45 a.m. They found her decomposed body a short time later, Holland said.
Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said he responded about 9:15 a.m.
The condition of the body made it impossible to determine Wednesday how she died, Morris said. Sculptured, acrylic fingernails she was wearing helped authorities identify her body, Morris said.
Torruco's body was sent Thursday morning for an autopsy.
Torruco was last seen on May 27.
According to a press release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Torruco was murdered in Kershaw County on May 29.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office has charged Juan Carlos Cruz Estrada, 38, and Javier Agilar Rosas, 29, with her murder. They are being held in Kershaw County.
Officials with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office did not return phone calls Thursday.
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