Candle light vigil set for murdered Beaufort man

William Apps.
William Apps.

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A candle light vigil will be held on Sullivan's Island Sunday evening for a Beaufort man who deputies say was kidnapped and murdered by two men who responded to a Craigslist ad to buy his truck.

According to a Facebook event post, a vigil to show support and love for the family of 25-year-old Williams "Alex" Apps will be held Sunday, October 13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the beach near the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse.

"I didn't know Alex, but like most of you, this tragedy has touched me and I can't help but think of how sad his Family is right now," the event page states. "We can't take that pain away, but we can come together as a community to share with them our love and support."

Charleston county deputies say Apps met with 19-year-old Jquan Scott and 20-year-old Isaac Williams last Thursday after the suspects responded to a Craigslist ad for his 2006 Chevrolet truck.

According to Sheriff Al Cannon, the three men were driving over the Ravenel Bridge when one of the suspects shot and killed Apps. The suspects then dragged Apps' body into a wooded area off Magrath Darby Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant.

Court records state Scott voluntarily admitted during questioning that he met with Apps, and escorted detectives Monday night to the scene where the victim's body was dumped. Both suspects have been arrested and charged with kidnapping and murder.

The Facebook post invites the public to meet near the lighthouse around 7 p.m., and candles will be lit at 7:15. Everyone is asked to bring their own candle.

Apps' family is not scheduled to be at the vigil.

"The energy of our love and the light from our candles will represent one "Big Hug" from all of us to Alex and his family," the post states.

A funeral for Apps will be held Saturday, October 19 at 10 a.m. at the Baptist Church of Beaufort.

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