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CCSO: Body of missing Colleton Co. mother found buried in Walterboro

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) - On August 21, investigators from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office searched an area off Cumberland Street in Walterboro in reference to Ashley Murdaugh, according to Tony Jones with the Colleton County Sheriff's Office.  

Murdaugh had been reported missing by her family on August 8, 2018.  The search was based on information obtained from more than a dozen interviews conducted by CCSO Investigators.  A K-9 search and rescue team was brought in to assist Investigators, Jones added.

At approximately 12:30 pm, investigators located the buried remains of a young, white female.  The remains have been identified as Ashley Murdaugh through the assistance of the Coroner’s Office and family members.  At this time, the manner of death is unknown and pending the results of an autopsy, Jones stated.  

Investigators with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office are confident that arrests will be made in this case within the next 24 hours.

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