Orangeburg mother’s death declared a homicide in search for missing 5-year-old child
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WIS) - The autopsy results for the mother of a missing child in Orangeburg are now being investigated as a homicide.
Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said, “This has been determined to be a homicide due to a gunshot wound to the upper body.” Ravenell explained the result came into his department Wednesday evening.
OCSO deputies were called to a residence on Thanksgiving Day for a welfare check. A 46-year-old woman was found deceased inside. The woman’s five-year-old daughter Aspen Jeter has been missing and was the subject of a multi-agency search.
Investigators said they have also been searching for Antar Antonio Jeter, Aspen’s father. OCSO said they received surveillance footage Sunday of a department store parking lot in Fayetteville, NC where a man with a child matched Aspen’s description.
Ravenell said investigators are looking to speak with the 46-year-old Jeter. He is believed to be the man spotted in Fayetteville.
“We’ve been looking for him in connection with the larceny of a vehicle, but we also want to talk to him as he may have information in the case,” the sheriff said. “We’d like to see if he knows anything.”
Anyone who spots Jeter or Aspen is asked to not approach them. Jeter is believed to be operating a blue 2015 Mazda, with the SC tag number “SVK-760.” taken from Jumper’s home.
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Anyone with information on the case is being asked to leave a tip with Crimestoppers or by calling the OCSO at 803-534-3550.
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