This news outlet has expended significant bandwidth in the hopes of uncovering the truth about the murder of Stephen Smith – a homicide many believe is linked to the ‘Murdaugh Murders‘ crime and corruption saga. An openly gay teenager from Hampton, South Carolina, Smith was a star student at Wade Hampton High School and a friend of Buster Murdaugh.
Buster is the oldest, surviving son of convicted killer Alex Murdaugh – who was sentenced to life in prison last week for murdering his wife and younger son on the family’s hunting property near Islandton, S.C. on June 7, 2021.
Smith’s body was dumped in the middle of Sandy Run Road near Crocketville, S.C. where it was discovered by a passing motorist at approximately 4:00 a.m. EST on the morning of July 8, 2015.
Who killed him? And why?
These questions have haunted Smith’s family for the past eight years … while simultaneously captivating journalists and documentarians who have been investigating the Murdaugh family.
Date of Birth: January 29, 1996
Date of Death: July 8, 2015
Found in the middle of Sandy Run Road in the early morning hours of July 8, 2015.
Initially believed to be a homicide by investigators, the medical examiner ruled it a hit and run in her report.
The Murdaugh name came up multiple times during the course of the investigation.
Smith’s case was reopened in the aftermath of the June 7, 2021 homicides of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh.