‘Armed and dangerous’ SC man wanted in the death of woman found near vacant home

‘Armed and dangerous’ SC man wanted in the death of woman found near vacant home
Derrick Allen McIlwain, 41, of Heath Springs, is wanted on a warrant for domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. (Lancaster County Sheriff's Office)

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. (WBTV) - Deputies in Lancaster County are asking for the public’s help finding a man wanted for the killing of a woman whose body was found Tuesday.

An arrest warrant was obtained Monday charging Derrick Allen McIlwain, 41, of Heath Springs, with the death of Kimberly Beth Alger. McIlwain was initially wanted on a warrant for domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature involving Alger days before her body was found.

Officials have not released many details about the incident, but warned citizens not to approach McIlwain if they see him, stating he should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

Investigators say the body of 36-year-old Kimberly Alger was found near the back steps of a vacant home in Lancaster County Tuesday afternoon.

McIlwain - who is also wanted on a shoplifting charge - could be driving a dark-colored 2006 Nissan Altima with a paper SC tag 8690LF.

Deputies say a wanted man - Derrick Allen McIlwain - could be driving this 2006 Nissan Altima with a paper SC tag 8690LF. (Lancaster County Sheriff's Office)
Deputies say a wanted man - Derrick Allen McIlwain - could be driving this 2006 Nissan Altima with a paper SC tag 8690LF. (Lancaster County Sheriff's Office)

Anyone who sees McIlwain or has information about his whereabouts or the case is asked to call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or Midlands Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).

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