Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"Quiet, Friendly" Couple Found Dead

"CORDOVA, SC — Investigators say a man and a woman were found dead at a Cordova residence after what they are calling a murder-suicide.

"Authorities had little detail Tuesday night, but said the brother- and sister-in-law were found at a Ranch Hill Drive residence just before 3 p.m. It appeared the two had gunshot wounds, but the cause the death will be determined in an autopsy, authorities said.

"The deceased are 63-year-old Johnnie Ann Walker and 60-year-old Malcolm Theodore Garrick Jr., both of 133 Ranch Hill Dr., according to Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall.

"Investigators have not said if any motive was discovered during the ongoing investigation.

"A resident of the area for the past 26 years, Tina Axson said the neighborhood is typically quiet. She knew several people on Ranch Hill Drive. They were quiet, friendly neighbors, she said."

From the Times and Democrat...

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