Woman Found Dead on I-26 Ramp:Carjacking Victim say Police
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The Berkeley County coroner’s office says a woman was found dead Saturday morning on an interstate entrance ramp. Coroner Bill Salisbury says the body was found just before 3:00 a.m. in the area of I-26 and Road 16, also known as Jedburg Road. Authorities have ruled the death as a homicide. The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, North Charleston Police and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office are also investigating. An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death. Around 2:30 p.m. North Charleston police announced that shortly before midnight Saturday, officers responded to 5633-G Dorchester Road in reference to a car jacking. According to the male victim, an unknown black male, about 5’5″ tall with a slim build, wearing all black approached the male and female victims in the parking lot armed with a pistol and demanded the vehicle. The suspect also demanded that the female subject get in the vehicle. The suspect then fled the scene in their car, a black 2000 Toyota Camry. As the investigation/search continued for the victim and vehicle, NCPD was advised that the body of a female subject was found on the on-ramp of the Jedburg exit off Interstate 26. A short time later, St. George officers observed the victim’s vehicle in the area but lost sight of it. Dorchester County Deputies then located the Camry at a club on Mckeen Street in St. George, where a black male was seen running from the car. The suspect was later taken in to custody in the area of Hudson Road in St.George. Tyler Brown-Kelly, 28, was taken in to custody and will face the following charges with NCPD: Kidnapping, Carjacking, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a Violent Crime and Attempted Armed Robbery. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is handling the murder. Kelly is being held at the Berkeley County Detention center.