When Anderson County Councilman Ray Graham heard about the murder of Tabatha Duncan, he said it hit close too home. And not just because Graham’s business is right around the corner from Duncan’s house in Iva.
"Her sister actually used to work at our cafe up in Starr,” said Graham. “We're familiar with them."
According to Iva police, it happened Monday afternoon. They found Duncan dead in her home off East Broad Street with her 2-year-old daughter also in the home, unharmed. Duncan’s other 5-year-old child was not around during the incident.
SLED is assisting the Iva Police Department in their investigation.
Anderson County Coroner, Greg Shore would not comment on the injuries to Duncan, but said they were "very violent in nature."
"SLED and Iva PD are working as we speak, trying to find who's responsible for her death. Twenty-four years old and has two kids...she didn't deserve what she got," said Shore.
Investigators have yet to name anyone as a suspect, but are calling Duncan’s death a homicide.
Graham says it’s an awful situation for the family and he says his heart breaks for them.
"We'll definitely keep the family in our prayers,” said Graham, “They've got some hard days ahead of them. Especially with the young children ahead of them. Definitely keeping them in our prayers and wishing them the best."
Anyone with information is being urged to contact Iva PD or CRIMESTOPPERS.
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