Investigators name husband as sole suspect in wife, daughter’s 2008 killing

Updated: May. 20, 2019 at 5:24 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says the husband of a woman and her young daughter killed more than a decade ago is the only suspect in the case.

Kadie Major died on Jan. 17, 2008 when she was hit by a train in Moncks Corner. Major, 26, was pregnant at the time. Her 10-month-old daughter, River, was found drowned in a creek near the train tracks.

Investigators with the sheriff’s office say Major’s husband, Aaron, is the only suspect in the case.

Originally, investigators believed the death was a murder-suicide, but the case gained national attention on CBS’s “48 Hours.”

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office opened up a task force to look further into the investigation earlier this year. In March, Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said investigators had ruled out the suicide angle.

“I can tell you that’s not the case, this is all part of a larger puzzle,” he said at the time, adding that the original conclusions did not add up.

Kadie Major’s family has also sought a private investigator.

“I promised Kadie and River within days of finding out that they were murdered that I would do whatever it took and I wouldn’t stop fighting,” Vicky Hall, Kadie Major’s mother, said. “I had to take some breaks and I wouldn’t stop and I’ve taken breaks and [I’m] learning how to take care of myself. But the truth needs to be known and justice needs to be served.”

No charges have been filed in the case.

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