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‘Murdaugh Murders’ Saga: Alex Murdaugh’s Clothes From Night Of Murder Are Missing

More missing evidence?

Accused killer Alex Murdaugh made multiple wardrobe changes on the evening of June 7, 2021 – the night prosecutors say he savagely murdered his wife and younger son on his family’s Lowcountry, South Carolina hunting property.

Why does this matter? Because the clothes he removed in at least one of these wardrobe changes have reportedly vanished without a trace, sources say … not unlike the weapons Murdaugh allegedly used to kill his wife, 52-year-old Maggie Murdaugh, and youngest son, 22-year-old Paul Murdaugh on the family’s 1,700-acre hunting property in Colleton County on June 7, 2021.

Murdaugh was charged with these murders last July. He pleaded not guilty, and is currently standing trial in Colleton County, S.C.

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News of at least one of Murdaugh’s wardrobe changes on the night of the murders was reported Wednesday afternoon by Columbia, S.C. criminal defense attorney Lori Murray – whose TikTok page has been a big hit among those tracking the ‘Murdaugh Murders‘ crime and corruption saga.

Murray specifically discussed clothes Murdaugh was wearing in a Snapchat video sent from Paul Murdaugh at 7:56 p.m. EDT on the night of the murders.

“I think I finally know what was on the Snapchat video Paul (Murdaugh) sent to his friends at 7:56 p.m. on the night he was killed,” Murray said in her clip. “Alex Murdaugh can be seen on that video wearing long pants and a dress shirt – not the clothes he was seen wearing when police arrived after he called 9-1-1.”

Here is Murray’s video …

Multiple law enforcement and prosecutorial sources familiar with the status of the Murdaugh investigation – which remains ongoing – confirmed Murray’s account.

“He changed clothes a lot that day,” one source familiar with the status of the case told me.

Are all of these clothes accounted for? Not according to my sources …

Will Murdaugh’s wardrobe changes on the night of the murders become part of the prosecution’s case against him?

That remains unclear …

Lead prosecutor Creighton Waters did not reference them during his opening arguments on Wednesday afternoon – in which he laid out several new details of the case agains Murdaugh.

Curiously, the 7:56 p.m. EDT Snapchat video was referenced by lead defense attorney Dick Harpootlian in his opening statement – as purported evidence of the closeness between Alex Murdaugh and his son, whom he referred to as “the apple of his (father’s) eye.”

Harpootlian also seemed to invite scrutiny of the wardrobe changes during his opening argument when he asked jurors about the lack of physical evidence in the case.

“Where are the bloody clothes?” Harpootlian asked jurors.

That’s a very good question … but the fact we are having to ask it at all could wind up backfiring on Murdaugh’s attorneys in a big way if the clothes Murdaugh was wearing on the night of the murders have truly vanished.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR …

Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children.

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8 comments

Astonished Top fan January 26, 2023 at 1:06 pm

Did Harpootlian just open the door for getting it in later, by saying, “where are the bloody clothes?”

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Teresa Whetzel Top fan January 26, 2023 at 6:02 pm

I think in an interview that Jim Griffin gave, he made a comment about Alex showering and napping before going to his mother’s. ???

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Alan Kaufman Top fan January 27, 2023 at 5:55 pm

If this were a big deal you would have heard about it in the opening. I find that Fits gets all hot and bothered over every little tip or snippet it gets. Trials are marathons and you don’t have times kept at each leg — its who wins at the end and juries usually can’t remember all that happens — that gets woven into the closing. This coverage is a bit on the sensationalist end of the spectrum.

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Trudy Hyder January 28, 2023 at 11:31 am

I read GSR is fairly easy to remove from skin. It is NOT easily removed from clothes nor the washing machine. Of course SLED dropped the ball and didn’t test anything in the house. Why would they wait until September?!!

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Julie January 28, 2023 at 3:38 pm

Truth! That’s what I was thinking!! I just started following this case more closely—I live in SC & thought I was aware of most of the details…until I watched the HBO documentary & am now listening to Murdaugh Murders Podcast…Any other places I should watch for more info?

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Anonymous February 2, 2023 at 4:12 pm

Maybe Alex hid the bloody clothes in his father’s coffin.

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Ronald Alexander Top fan February 3, 2023 at 9:27 pm

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I was wondering if that could possibly be where the guns are. With all his local connections and other apparent secret and illegal activities….who knows???

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Amelia Price Top fan February 25, 2023 at 12:06 pm

Those clothes are long gone.

My question is about the 300 Blackout that went missing. As I recall, the gun went missing at Christmas. Almost 6 mos BEFORE the murders.

Was Alex planning this 6 mos in advance? That financial noose was tightening.

It would be interesting to know where the Mallory Beach case was at Christmas 2020. Also, when did Maggie learn that Mark Tinsley was mounting a $30M case against Alex, et. al. as a result of the boat wreck?

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