Body found in Mt. Pleasant pond

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- A body was found Wednesday afternoon in a retention pond in Mount Pleasant.

Police have confirmed that the body of a white woman was found just after 5 p.m. in a pond near 825 Marshgrass Blvd. in Salt Grass Pointe. The body did not appear to have any "observable signs of trauma," according to a spokesman for the Mount Pleasant Police Department.

According to a neighbor in the area, a man walking his dog found the body around 5 p.m. The neighbor was told by police the incident would be treated as a crime scene pending an investigation.

A neighbor said the body was found by a 19-year-old man walking by the pond when he noticed something floating. He went back to his home nearby and told his mother, who called 911.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.