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Navy sailor charged in Sangaree double murder returns to Berkeley County

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Ashley Kaney and her daughter, Riley Burdock, (pictured left) were found murdered in there Sangaree home. Jacob Philips (right) is charged with the murders. Ashley Kaney and her daughter, Riley Burdock, (pictured left) were found murdered in there Sangaree home. Jacob Philips (right) is charged with the murders.
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC -

Jacob Philip, the Navy sailor charged with murdering his girlfriend and her daughter, returned to Berkeley County Friday afternoon around 2 p.m.

According to police Philip fled to Virginia Beach after the murders.  He was arrested Oct. 1 in Virginia Beach where he was in jail for stealing a car.

26-year-old Ashley Kaney and her 8-year-old daughter Riley Burdock were killed in their Summerville home in Sangaree.  Police say they were killed in their bedrooms. 

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Burdick attended Sangaree Intermediate School and had been absent for two days. A social worker was sent to the home to check on the child. However, after receiving no response neighbors insisted authorities come out to the home.

According to neighbors on Kershaw Road, the family had filed a missing persons report. Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said a deputy gained access through an open window and found the bodies.

Philip is charged with the double murder after authorities say he confessed to killing Kaney and Burdick. 

Philip is a Petty Officer 3rd Class at the U.S. Nuclear Power Training Unit Charleston at the Weapons Station. His Navy superiors say they will cooperate with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office any way they can.

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