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In June 2021, Alex Murdaugh (pron. mer-dock) called 9-1-1 to report he'd found his wife, Maggie, and youngest son, Paul, dead outside their home in rural Colleton County, South Carolina. Both Maggie and Paul had been brutally shot to death.
As months have passed, what began as a criminal investigation into Maggie and Paul Murdaugh's murders has broadened into several additional criminal probes of Alex Murdaugh and his dealings as a member of a powerful South Carolina family with generations of influence over the criminal justice system across a large area of the state.
Those investigations into Alex Murdaugh include claims of missing money from his family's law firm, a chronic drug addiction, a failed assisted suicide attempt and insurance fraud plot, a stolen life insurance settlement, and his family's ties to three other local deaths: Mallory Beach in 2019, Gloria Satterfield in 2018, and Stephen Smith in 2015.
In this podcast, veteran journalist Anne Emerson will delve into the unfolding developments and crucial background information of the case, featuring interviews with people directly involved and others with close ties to the suspects and many victims in this ever-murkier murder mystery
Unsolved South Carolina: The Murdaughs premieres October 14, 2021, on all major podcast platforms.
Unsolved South Carolina is a seasonal, episodic podcast taking in-depth looks at true crime and cold cases in South Carolina. Each new season will be dedicated to one subject, telling the story through new and historical interviews with the people involved, as well as public records related to their cases.
Unsolved South Carolina is a production of ABC News 4 (WCIV-TV), a broadcast news organization in Charleston, South Carolina. Listen to it Thursdays beginning October 14.
Anne Emerson - Show Host, Executive Producer, Co-creator
Daniel Michener - Audio Engineer, Producer, Co-creator
Drew Tripp - Managing Producer, Graphic Design, Social Media
Douglas Stewart - Graphic Design
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