Deputies in the Upstate and western North Carolina said they found a gun believed to be connected to a homicide in Florida.
WOFL-TV in Orlando, FL, reported that the body of 25-year-old Lora Fischer was found inside a home just west of Lake Orlando late Sunday.
Master Deputy Kevin Bobo, of the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, said the suspect in Fischer's death, 23-year-old Ryan Doyle, was arrested by deputies in Henderson County, NC, on Monday.
Capt. Frank Stout, of the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, said investigators found Doyle after he was admitted to Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher with a gunshot wound.
Bobo said Doyle confessed to Henderson County deputies that he killed Fischer and fled the scene, hoping to get to a relative's home in Kentucky.
Doyle also told local investigators that he tossed an automatic .380-caliber pistol believed to be used to kill Fischer out of his window somewhere along South Carolina Highway 11 between Burnt Chimney and Prison Camp roads, Bobo said.
Stout said Spartanburg County deputies searching the area found the gun Tuesday morning along with some of Doyle's clothing he had thrown out the window.
Doyle is being held on a fugitive warrant from Florida in connection with Fischer's death and is awaiting extradition.
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