Loved ones hold candle light vigil for uncle and nephew

Loved ones hold vigil for uncle and nephew

YONGES ISLAND, SC - Family and friends held a vigil Friday night for an uncle and nephew hours after two bodies were found in a submerged SUV in Toogoodoo Creek. Although the coroner has not identified them, family members say the men are 26-year-old Joshua Fenley and 22-year-old Otis Brown Jr.

The mothers of Joshua Fenley and Otis Brown Jr. looked on as family and friends laid out candles spelling out "OJ" and "Josh."

Brown's mother broke down during our interview, but moments before she said she knew her son was gone before arriving to the scene Friday afternoon, when their Ford Explorer was pulled out of Toogoodoo Creek.

"I kind of got a feeling that it was them," said Rhonda Brown. "I really did because the person saw them turning on to Storage Road and that was the last thing we heard."

Brown had a one-year-old son and Fenley a six-year-old daughter. Fenley and Brown's aunt says that will be their legacy.

"Those two boys were gentle, kind, and attentive and would do anything for you," says Mary Gadsden. "They did not deserve to die like this."

According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, Fenley and Brown were last seen on Saturday leaving a party at the Elijah Social Club on Yonges Island. Family members say this wasn't an accident. They believe they were harmed in some way.

"This is once case that will get solved," says Tiffaine Fenley Brown. Justice will prevail, and we will find out who did this to these two boys."

"The condition of the jeep looked like somebody hit them in the back," says Gadsden.

As the investigation continues, loved ones are left struggling with little to go on.

"Could have just stopped and dialed 911," says Gadsden. "Somebody could have got to them in time. It could have been like that."