Autopsy confirms 70-year-old Beaufort County woman was victim of homicide

Autopsy confirms 70-year-old Beaufort County woman was victim of homicide
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) - Autopsy results have confirmed that 70-year-old Theresa Coker was the victim of a homicide.

Coker was found dead in her home on the morning of Oct. 9. Officials say her vehicle, which was not at the home at the time, was found in the Seabrook area on Oct. 10. It has been processed for evidence.

Investigators have canvassed the neighborhood for witnesses and other possible evidence.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. The department is asking anyone with information to contact Investigator Waddell at 843.322.7974.


Officials in Beaufort County are investigating the suspicious death of a 70-year-old woman.

City of Beaufort Police and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office say Theresa Lee Coker was found dead in her home around 9:20 a.m. on Oct. 9. by members of a rental company.

If you have any information regarding Coker’s death, contact the City of Beaufort Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 843.322.7938, or Investigator Waddell at 843.322.7974.

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