Murder investigation continuing

By: Staff Report

UNION COUNTY — An investigation into the murder of a Union woman is continuing and Union County Sheriff David Taylor is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or persons responsible.

On Friday, Taylor and Union County Coroner William Holcombe issued a press release stating that the Sheriff’s Office, the Coroner’s Office, and the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) were investigating a suspicious death.

In their press release, Taylor and Holcombe stated that the Coroner’s Office received a call at approximately 11:30 a.m. that morning reporting a dead body at 1303 River Road, Union. The Coroner’s Office then contacted the Sheriff’s Office which dispatched deputies to the scene. After they arrived on the scene, the press release states deputies determined the death was suspicious in nature.

The press release stated that the victim had been identified as the resident, Rebecca W. Tyler, 61.

At the time Taylor and Holcombe released their statement, deputies, coroner’s personnel, and SLED agents were still on the scene. The press release stated that an autopsy on Tyler’s body was scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday.

On Sunday, Holcombe and Taylor released another statement concerning the case. They stated that, following the autopsy, Tyler’s death had been classified as a homicide.

The press release stated that Tyler’s body had been found at her home at 1303 River Road, Union, by co-workers Friday morning. It stated that Tyler’s death occurred sometime after she returned home from work Thursday morning.

On Monday, Taylor said that the investigation into Taylor’s death — which he said was caused by gunshot wounds — was continuing.

“There have been no arrests,” Taylor said. “We’re continuing to follow up on leads, on all the information we have at the present time.”

Taylor asked for the public’s help in solving the case and bringing those responsible to justice. He said anyone with information about the case should call either the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 864-429-1612 or Crimestoppers at 864-427-0800.
Sheriff asks for public’s help in solving case

Staff Report