Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams has released the latest information on the deaths of two toddlers whose bodies were recovered from a submerged car in river that runs through Orangeburg . To what some national media are treating as a “Susan Smith” case all over again, the bodies of 2-year-old Devean Duley and 18-month-old Ja’van Duley were recovered from the North Edisto River in Orangeburg Monday.
Since then, the boys’ mother, 29-year-old Shaquan Duley has admitted to suffocating the two boys before putting them in the North Edisto River. The children were found strapped in their child restraint seats after they were pulled from the car.
Sheriff Williams was on CNN’s Nancy Grace show Monday night and said the mother appeared to have walked about a mile before calling for help. He explained:
She found an individual supposedly that she borrowed his cell phone. We have investigators following up on that person to try to determine who that was. Supposedly that phone call was made by an individual who was some distance away from where the car had gone into the river.
Emergency crews pulled the green Dodge Intrepid from the water near Shillings Boat Ramp.