BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County sheriff's investigators are asking for the public's help to solve three cold murder cases.
The murders of 19-year-old Ariel Morgan,15-year-old Alonza Williams and 79-year-old Artie Bradley are unsolved.
Morgan was shot to death on June 7 while attending a party on Tish Lane in the Longridge community of Moncks Corner.Investigators say she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. They believe the gunfire was sparked by a argument in the crowd of the more than 800 people at the party.
In September, her mother, Kendra Morgan-Stevens, announced she had raised more than $7,000 to add to the Crime Stoppers reward paid to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of the person who shot Morgan. That brought the total reward to more than $8,400.
But so far, no one has come forward with information that would entitle them to that reward.
Williams was shot to death on the night of June 30 in the College Park area of Ladson. Witnesses told deputies Williams was hanging out with friends outside a home on Temple Road when someone called out to him. Suddenly, they heard between six and eight gunshots. A friend of the victim's told deputies Williams crawled up to the house and cried out for help. The teen was flown by helicopter to MUSC where he died early the following morning.
Witnesses and friends say the shooting may have been act of retaliation, but no leads solid enough to lead to an arrest have materialized.
They do have some leads but not enough solid information to make an arrest.
Police say Bradley was shot in the back and robbed in June, 2013.