Victim found dead in South Carolina yard, man accused of murder

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Source: Oconee County Detention Center, MEGA

Oct. 28 2021, Published 3:32 p.m. ET

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A murder victim was found lying dead in the yard, and police say they have arrested her suspected killer.

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Deputies from the Oconee County Sheriff's Office in South Carolina were dispatched to a residence on Singing Pines Road in Walhalla, South Carolina, around 1:00 a.m. on Oct. 26 for the incident.

While heading to the scene, deputies were notified of shots being fired.

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When police arrived, they found a person lying in the yard, according to the sheriff's office. Police say they believe a family dispute led to the shooting.

Wayne Austin Raffaldt, 26, was arrested at the scene and booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 4:30 a.m., according to authorities.

Arrest warrants were obtained that charged Raffaldt with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. He is being held without bail as in South Carolina, only a circuit court judge can set bond on a murder charge.

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