The physique of Stephen Smith — the 19-year-old whose dying was referred to as a hit-and-run for years till data within the Alex Murdaugh case modified everybody’s tune — has been exhumed … TMZ has confirmed.
Smith was discovered lifeless on a darkish street in Hampton County, South Carolina again in July, 2015. The deputy coroner who did the post-mortem dominated the dying a success and run, however that by no means made sense. Stephen had a gash in his head from both a bullet or some object, however no accidents under the torso — one thing that will make no sense in a automobile accident. There was no particles from the automobile on the street, and there are different components clearly pointing to murder.
Stephen’s mother, Sandy Smith, has waged a marketing campaign for years to reclassify the case, and now she has commissioned a personal post-mortem to find out what actually occurred to her son. Authorities have already reclassified the case as a murder.
Buster Murdaugh went to highschool with Stephen and rumors swirled round city. Buster has denied any involvement and now there are 2 individuals of curiosity — not a part of the Murdaugh household — who’ve captured the curiosity of police — this in response to Fitsnews.
Many twists and turns on this case, together with why Randy Murdaugh was so fast to supply assist to the Smiths after Stephen’s dying, even earlier than his physique was formally recognized.
No phrase on when post-mortem outcomes will likely be made public.