Cherokee County authorities have just confimed that a fourth murder is connected to a recent string of killings. It’s the last to occur in just six days. The latest death is the shooting of a man inside a Gaffney furniture and appliance store Thursday evening. His 15-year-old daughter was shot in the head, at Tyler Home Center.
Witnesses say a customer called Tyler to re-open the store about a problem and meet with him. The family said when Tyler did not respond to calls, his daughter went to the store to check on him.
A mother and daughter were killed in their home on Wednesday only a few days following the murder of a peach farmer.
Deputies from Cherokee County, Greenville County, Spartanburg County, and Rutherford County and officers from SLED are all working together to solve the murders. Sheriff Bill Blanton of Cherokee County says his office is running full-speed until a suspect is caught.
Blanton has encouraged anyone with any information, no matter how trivial, to call crimestoppers or Cherokee County authorities. Investigators have a sketch of one suspect and are looking for a 1991-1994 Ford Explorer Sport, gray or champagne in color.
Some local residents say the murders remind them of serial killings in the mid-1960’s that targeted women in Cherokee County.
Restoration Church International is holding a prayer meeting for the community tonight at 7:00 p.m.– off of I-85’s Exit 95 in the Old Lowes Building.