Bodies found burned inside vehicle in Jasper County identified

UPDATE: The Jasper County coroner, Martin Sauls, says the identities of the two bodies found burned in their car earlier this month are that of 33-year-old Bruce Speck and 27-year-old Shantay Jenkins.

The couple was found outside of Hardeeville on Purrysburg Road on Saturday, October 3, when a property owner discovered the vehicle they were inside of, while out checking his deer stand.

NEWS 3 spoke with the mother of each, who say the two had planned to be married the following week, but they went missing on October 2. The funerals for each will take place separately this weekend. Speck’s will be held at 1 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home in Coosawhatchie. Jenkins’ funeral will be held on Saturday, with a time and place still being planned.

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