Coroner identifies victims of quadruple homicide near Mount Pleasant

Coroner identifies victims of quadruple homicide near Mount Pleasant
Lovequawn Scott (Source: CCDC)
Lovequawn Scott (Source: CCDC)

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified four family members as victims of the quadruple homicide near Mount Pleasant that deputies responded to Saturday.

Joseph Manigault, 72, Rose Manigault, 69, Kenya Manigault, 42, and Faith Manigault, 15, were all found dead inside 2751 Atlanta Drive Saturday morning.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the cause of death.

Deputies said a suspect in a Mount Pleasant quadruple homicide was arrested in connection to the incident.

Lovequawn Matthew Shaire Scott, 22, was arrested and charged with four counts of murder.

Charleston County Consolidated Dispatchers said the Charleston County Sheriff's Office and Mount Pleasant Police went to the scene at a home in the 2700 block of Atlanta Drive where the bodies were located.

"You know, it's a real sad tragedy for the family, hard to swallow," nearby resident Justin Akinjobi said. "I hope we'll get through this one here and move forward."

The call came in Saturday at 11:28 a.m., dispatchers said.

When law enforcement arrived on scene, they found a man and a woman dead in the garage of the home. Once they went into the home, law enforcement officials found two more women inside of a bedroom in the home.

"As of right now, I'm speechless," Akinjobi said. "I mean, it's heartbreaking right now."

Many people who gathered around the scene said they knew the people who lived inside the house authorities responded to.

"It's going to hurt the community," Akinjobi said. "It's going to be a real hard one to swallow."

No information has been released so far on the manner of the victims' deaths.

At this time, detectives do not believe that a firearm was discharged at the victims.

Investigators are working to determine a motive as well as a cause of death for the victims.

Authorities have not yet released the identities of the victims.

Scott will have a bond hearing on Sunday at 10:00 am.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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