Suspects still sought in woman’s murder


By Heather Ruppe

Local authorities are now asking for the public’s help in finding the person or persons responsible for shooting to death a Lowcountry woman.

On July 1st, at about 8 a.m., deputies with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were called to a grisly crime scene on Featherbed Road, outside of Walterboro. There, they found 32-year-old Dominique Holmes, of Summerville, unresponsive in her car. She was slumped over in her car when deputies arrived on scene.

Holmes died from more than one gunshot wound, according to information provided by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. Holmes’ name and age at the time of her death has been confirmed by the Colleton County Coroner’s Office, who was called to the crime scene on July 1st.

Investigators with the local sheriff’s office have been investigating this crime since it occurred. The sheriff’s office has also been receiving investigative help from the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED). However, so far, no suspects have yet been identified in this case, as of press deadline on Monday.

To help in their ongoing investigation, Colleton County Sheriff Buddy Hill is asking the public to please share any information they have about this crime. Anyone with information about the victim or about the crime itself is asked to notify authorities as soon as possible. “We continue process evidence from the incident and we are committed to bringing justice to Ms. Holmes,” said Hill.

Anyone with information about Holmes or her death are asked to call the sheriff’s office at 843-549-2211. You can also call CRIMESTOPPERS or email Sgt. Ballard, who is the lead detective in this case. Ballard’s email is