The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the community’s help in identifying a vehicle seen at an Elgin home where a double homicide took place in December, officials say.
The vehicle is described as a red pick-up truck with two white paws on the tailgate, sheriff Leon Lott said in a statement released Monday.
Deputies responding to the scene at 121 Archer Drive just before 9 a.m. on Dec. 26 found two men lying in puddles of blood, both with gunshot wounds to the upper body, officials said in December. The two men, later identified as Mark Timothy Cox, 28, and Tyrone Richardson, 54, both of Elgin, died at the scene as a result of their wounds.
Acquaintances of the men – who had arrived at the home to drop off Christmas presents – discovered the two lying on the floor, Lott said Monday. It is believed the men were found shortly after the incident as both victims had communicated with family and friends shortly before they were found, he said.
The suspect or suspects are wanted on two counts of murder, Lott said.
The pick-up truck is believed to frequent the Pontiac, Elgin and Lugoff areas.
Anyone with information regarding the vehicle or this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, text TIP SC plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit www.midlandscrimestoppers.com or www.sccrimestoppers.com.
Matt Walsh contributed to this report.