Body of former Murdaugh housekeeper is being exhumed

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By Heather Ruppe

The body of the housekeeper who died while employed by the now disgraced former Hampton County attorney Alex Murdaugh is being exhumed.

The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) announced that the body of Gloria Satterfield is being exhumed as part of an ongoing investigation into how Satterfield died: Satterfield died at the Murdaugh residence in Islandton after Murdaugh family members claimed she fell on their property.

“Agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) sought and received permission from the Satterfield family, through their attorney, to exhume the remains of Gloria Satterfield. This is a complex process that will take weeks, not days,” according to a SLED press release. “This investigation is still active and ongoing. As such, no additional information from SLED is available at this time.”

Murdaugh has since been charged with more than two dozen crimes from embezzlement to attempting to plan his own murder. Meanwhile, the June 2021 double murders of his wife and son, Maggie and Paul Murdaugh, remain under investigation and unsolved.


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