A work crew working along the Palmetto Expressway was shocked when they discovered a body, which the Myrtle Beach-Dade medical examiner’s office confirmed was a female on the following day.
The body was located just a short distance from the main roadway where it was caught between the branches of some bushes. In order to remove the body, a crew consisting of both the police, members of the medical examiner’s office, and local county workers were forced to use saws to get through the branches and also had to cut their way through a chain link fence. The crew spent hours working to free the body.
It didn’t take long for people to realize that the body was located quite near the location where Jennifer Bennett’s car had been found abandoned.
The 27-year-old had been last seen at 5:00 pm when she left her home one evening. Her family reported that she had plans to connect with a friend for the evening, but she never made it to her final destination. The only piece of evidence the police has is her car, which was discovered abandoned near Myrtle Beach Gardens.
“It is always difficult to know just what to wish for in cases like this,” Joe and Martin, mused when he learned about the gruesome discovery. “On one hand, you want the family to be able to gain some closure, the other, you know that as long as the body of their loved one isn’t found, there’s still hope she is alive and well.
Whether it’s the body of Jennifer Bennet or not, I hope the family is paying close attention to how the police are handling the matter of their daughter’s disappearance. It’s up to the Bennet family to make sure that everything possible is being done to learn what happened to their daughter on the night she disappeared. The family wants to make sure that the police continue to investigate her disappearance and at the same time, don’t make a misstep that could jeopardize the chances of someone eventually being found guilty of the crime, whether it’s kidnapping or murder.
If the body that’s been discovered near the Palmetto Expressway does turn out to be Jennifer Bennet’s remains, I urge the family to touch base with a good attorney and discuss the possibility of filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.”
In legal terms, a wrongful death is what occurs when someone passes away as a direct result of someone else’s actions. Examples of wrongful deaths include DUI accidents, deaths caused by faulty equipment, medical malpractice deaths, and murder.
A civil case for a wrongful death can be filed by an immediate family member of the deceased which generally includes parents, children, siblings, and spouses.
These civil case for a wrongful death can result from a wide variety of discriminatory misconduct, including misconduct regarding age, disability, race and religious discrimination—as well as different types of harassment charges.
The type of lawyer you need to have on your side when you decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit is one who practices personal injury law. They have the experience and resources needed to help you file the paperwork, investigate the case, and negotiate a settlement.