Missing Teen's Body Found Dead

Authorities are investigating a possible link between a suicide in Lyman and the apparent murder of a Hancock County teenager. 18-year old Shannon Harter was reported missing Monday. Her body was found late Wednesday night behind the home of her boyfriend's parents on Shiyou Road in the Kiln. The boyfriend, 21 year old, Norman Shiyou Junior shot himself to death Wednesday morning while driving near Shaw Road and Highway 53 in Lyman.

Hancock County Sheriff Steve Garber says, "One of the investigators received a phone call advising she was possibly here behind this residence. Upon our investigation we did find the body of Shannon Harter located behind the residence on Shiyou Road. Right now, investigators are looking to see if there is a connection between the suicide earlier and this murder we have here now."

Hancock county authorities believe Shannon Harter was actually killed in Harrison County. An autopsy will be performed today to determine the cause of her death.