Mar 18, 2023 | Politics

Teen Killed in Hit-and-Run near Murdaugh Estate to Have Body Exhumed

Teen Killed in Hit-and-Run near Murdaugh Estate to Have Body Exhumed

A teenager killed in a hit-and-run near the estate belonging to convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh will have his body exhumed.

The body belongs to Stephen Smith, who was killed in 2015 in what appeared to be a hit-and-run accident near the infamous Murdaugh estate. According to NBC News, agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) said that Alex Murdaugh’s conviction for the double murder of his wife and son has renewed interest in several mysterious deaths in the area, Stephen Smith being chief among them. Smith’s mother, Sandy, raised $43,000 on her GoFundMe page fairly quickly in order to exhume the body of her son.

SLED said it would be further investigating Smith’s death “based upon information gathered during the course of the double murder investigation.” Per NBC News:

Investigators said in 2015 that it appeared Smith, 19, was hit by a…

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