The family of a Colleton County mother and boy who was murdered has issued a reward for information leading to the conviction of the individual or people responsible.
“I want to thank everyone for the incredible love and support that we have received over the last few weeks,” Maggie’s husband and Paul’s father, Alex Murdaugh, said in a statement published Friday.
“Now is the time to bring Maggie and Paul to justice.” Buster and I, along with Maggie’s mother and father, and our whole family, urge that anybody with information contact the SLED tip line or Crime Stoppers immediately.”
According to a press release, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, which is investigating the murders, has promised to name anybody who offers information that leads to the perpetrators’ arrest and conviction if that tipster desires to receive the prize.
The tip must be phoned into SLED’s tip line at 803-896-2605 and received before Sept. 30 to be eligible for the prize, which will be handled by the legal firm of Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick, according to the announcement.
The legal company refused to comment more on the award on Friday morning.
According to the statement, the whole prize will be divided equally among all persons who offer information that leads to the murderers’ conviction.
SLED spokesperson Tommy Crosby said on Friday that the SLED tip line was approved by lawyers Jim Griffin and Dick Harpootlian. SLED agreed to disclose information on any tips to the lawyers so that they could assess the possible payout of the prize.
“In order for SLED to maintain our independence, we cannot be involved with facilitating or adjudicating any potential reward claims,” Crosby said.
Crosby would not reveal how many calls the tip line has already received, stating that it would be improper to comment on details while an active investigation is continuing. He did, however, acknowledge that SLED had received calls and that agents were continuing to explore all leads received.
SLED detectives have given little facts since the two victims were discovered shot to death at their hunting cabin in Colleton County’s Islandton region.