Stephen Smiths’ body exhumed from place of burial
The body of a man found dead in the middle of a Hampton County Road has been exhumed.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)—The body of a man found dead in the middle of a Hampton County Road has been exhumed.
Stephen Smith’s body was removed from its place of burial over the weekend to conduct an independent autopsy.
His family raised more than $100,000 for the exhumation.
Smith, who was 19 at the time, was found in the middle of the road in 2015.
Since then, state authorities reopened a probe into the death after information was revealed in the Alex Murdaugh trial.
Attorneys say the body was put back to its final resting place.