Paul Murdaugh and his mother, Anna Murdaugh, were both found dead in their home in South Carolina on June 8, 2018. Investigators first ruled the deaths as a probable suicide but the case was reopened a few months later when new evidence came to light. It was then determined that the deaths were an act of murder and the authorities began looking for suspects.
Paul’s father, Richard Murdaugh, was initially thought to be a person of interest in the case but was never charged with any crime. However, prosecutors now allege that Paul had found pills in his father’s room and had confronted him about it just a month before the family’s deaths. Richard had not admitted to any wrongdoing, but the confrontation could have been the catalyst for the murders.
The case is still ongoing and investigators are still trying to find out exactly what happened. Richard Murdaugh has denied any involvement in the murders and has not been charged with any crime in relation to the deaths. Paul’s twin sister, Sarah, has since moved away from the family home and is said to be struggling to come to terms with her parents’ deaths.
The Murdaugh family tragedy has shocked the small town of South Carolina and many of its residents are still coming to terms with the loss of two beloved members of the community. While the authorities continue to search for answers, the townspeople are coming together to honour the memory of Paul and Anna Murdaugh and to try and make sense of the tragedy that befell the family.