Friday, 12 April 2019 21:45

Chesterfield County Sheriff: Threats will be investigated

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Chesterfield County (S.C.) Sheriff James Dixon Chesterfield County (S.C.) Sheriff James Dixon

CHESTERFIELD, S.C. — Sheriff James Dixon is asking for patience and warning against threats being made regarding an ongoing triple homicide investigation.

The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office sent out a letter Friday night saying that in an investigation of such magnitude “it takes time to conduct the interviews and gather evidence needed to thoroughly investigate these deaths.”

The bodies of 29-year-old Hailey Jordi Brown and her 3-year-old daughter, Sadie Grace Linton, were found around midday Tuesday at a home on Society Hill Road south of Cheraw, near the Darlington County line. The body of a man, 27-year-old Cordarius Foster, was also found.

The sheriff’s office has released very few details about the case this week.

“We appreciate the public's interest and concerns,” Dixon said. “However, some people seem determined to speculate, blame and even imply threats to others on social media.”

Dixon said just because something is posted online, doesn’t make it true.

The sheriff added that those involved with the investigation — victims, suspects and witnesses from both sides of the family — “deserve a thorough, fair and accurate investigation.” 

Dixon said there has been a lot of speculation about the case on social media, with some posts bordering on being threats.

“The Sheriff's Office takes these threats very seriously,” he said. “We will investigate every threat reported and criminal action, if needed, will be taken against those who choose to break the law. Be assured that when there is information we can provide to the public, we will.

“Time and the public's understanding is what we need to discover all the facts in the case and take the appropriate legal actions that justice demands of us,” Dixon concluded. “In this as in all cases, our work must stand up to judicial scrutiny. We must be accurate and thorough. Those standards apply to not only this investigation and to any public statements we make, now and in the future.”

A candlelight vigil for the mother and daughter is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at Free Worship Church in Cheraw.


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