The police have began to re-examine the 2015 death of Stephen Smith, a 19-year-old man who was found along a road about 10 miles from the Murdaugh home and who was thought to have been hit by a truck, as well as the death of Gloria Satterfield in 2018, a housekeeper who worked for the Murdaugh family who died after falling on their house’s front steps.
The police said last month that they planned remove the remains of Gloria Satterfield from her grave after working with the attorney of the Satterfield family.
Satterfield had been a family employee of the Murdaugh family for more than 20 years when she died from what authorities said at the time was a fall at the Murdaugh Estate on Feb. 26, 2018.
Meanwhile, Alex Murdaugh has been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the deadly shooting of his wife and son.
Murdaugh, 53, is already behind bars on separate charges relating to embezzlement and fraud.
It’s unclear when he will be arraigned for the murders of his wife Maggie and son Paul, who were shot dead on the family’s estate on June 7, 2021.
The one-time legal scion was indicted Thursday on two counts of murder and two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, by a grand jury in Colleton County, near where the family lived.
The indictment alleges Murdaugh shot Maggie, 52, with a rifle, and Paul, 22, with a shotgun at their Moselle property.