GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Georgetown County Coroner confirmed Monday morning that a body found in a ditch off Walker Road last Friday is that of an 18-year-old who was reported missing last week.
Theophilus Xavier Berry, 19, has been charged with murder, armed robbery, and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime in connection with the case of Ja’Quan Collins’ death.
Through an extensive investigation, authorities determined Collins was likely the victim of a homicide. According to coroner Kenny Johnson, an autopsy revealed that the cause of death was a gunshot wound.
On Friday, in conjunction with the investigation the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office took Berry into custody.