Mallory Beach was a 19-year-old woman from Hampton County, South Carolina, who tragically lost her life in a boating accident on February 24, 2019.
She was a student at the University of South Carolina and a member of the Kappa Delta sorority.
Mallory was on a boat with a group of friends, including Paul Murdaugh, the son of a prominent South Carolina family, when the boat crashed into a bridge piling on Archers Creek in Beaufort County.
Mallory was thrown from the boat and her body was found a week later in a marshy area nearby.
The accident sparked a criminal investigation and a lawsuit against the Murdaugh family, who were accused of providing alcohol to minors on the boat and of obstructing the investigation.
The case gained national attention and raised questions about privilege and accountability in the justice system.
Mallory Beach autopsy results
Mallory’s autopsy results were released in June 2019 by the Medical University of South Carolina.
The autopsy report stated that Mallory died from blunt force trauma to the head and chest, and drowning.
The report also noted that she had a blood alcohol level of .17, which is more than twice the legal limit for operating a boat in South Carolina.
The autopsy report was a key piece of evidence in the criminal case against Murdaugh.
The report supported the prosecution’s argument that Murdaugh was operating the boat while under the influence of alcohol, which contributed to the accident and Mallory’s death.
The tragic death of Mallory has had a profound impact on her family and the community.
The case has also raised important questions about boating safety and the consequences of operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol.
Mallory Beach body
Mallory’s body was found on February 7, 2019, nearly a week after she went missing following a boating accident in Beaufort County, South Carolina.
The accident occurred on February 2, 2019, when the boat she was on crashed into a bridge piling on Archers Creek, throwing Mallory and several others into the water.
The incident resulted in six people being injured and Mallory’s tragic death.
The investigation into the accident and its causes is ongoing.