Linda Green visits the site where her daughter died on what would have been her 44th birthday

On Dec. 27, Nikki Green would have turned 44. She died in the back of a Horry County Sheriff transport van swept up in floodwaters. Her mother, Linda Green, visited the site on her daughter's birthday.
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On Dec. 27, Nikki Green would have turned 44. She died in the back of a Horry County Sheriff transport van swept up in floodwaters. Her mother, Linda Green, visited the site on her daughter's birthday.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.