UPDATE: Yemassee Police identify the male body found in a burnt car on December 18, as Titus Singleton, 27, of Beaufort. Singleton’s burnt remains were found inside of a burnt car in a field on Jinks Road in Yemassee by some farmers on the morning of December 18.
Police say arrests have been made in the homicide case, by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Olin Brown, 29, and his mother, Nancy Kennedy, both of Burton, SC, are being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center. Brown is charged with murder, while Kennedy is charged with accessory after the fact of murder, according to Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman, Captain Bob Bromage.
Another suspect, Olin Brown’s brother, Charles Brown, 28, is behind bars at the Brunswick County Detention Center in North Carolina, on a $2 million bond for possession of a firearm by a felon. Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies made arrests of Charles Brown and Nancy Kennedy during a traffic stop in Calabash on Tuesday, according to NEWS 3 sister station WBTW.
Brunswick County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Emily Flax says detectives found guns on each person during the traffic stop. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office alerted SLED to its investigation, prompting the execution of a search warrant at the Burton home. That’s when the remains of a second, female body were discovered in a shallow grave on Wednesday.
The multi-agency investigation found Singleton was murdered at a residence in Burton, before being taken to the Yemassee location. The female body found by Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office investigators has not yet been identified. An autopsy is being conducted. This is thought to be linked to Singleton’s death.
Stay with NEWS 3 as more details on this story unfold.