A good Samaritan who stopped on a South Carolina highway to help two people who appeared to be having car trouble was murdered and her body dumped, authorities said.
According to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, on Aug. 2, Linda Robinson, 63, pulled over and picked up George “Si” Linward Faile and Amber Nicole Harris.
The pair allegedly lured Robinson to Carpenter Road in northern Chester County, where they killed her. The victim was reported missing that day and was last seen alive at Walmart.
Within hours, investigators found Robinson’s body along the road and her abandoned Honda Odyssey van later that evening.
Sheriff Max Dorsey said the suspects went with Robinson to Walmart and waited in her van while she ran into the store to fill a prescription for her husband, WSOC-TV reported.
The pair then asked Robinson to drive them to Carpenter Road, where they allegedly murdered her in the vehicle.
“It’s my understanding that she’s done this so much, she has helped out so many people and she just ended up picking up the wrong two,” Dorsey said.
The following day, cops arrested Faile, who Dorsey alleged is a known meth user out on bond for trafficking the drug at the time of the murder, according to television station WGHP. Harris, who was reportedly also out on bond on other drug charges, was arrested a short time later.
The sheriff believes Faile and Harris may allegedly have been high on meth when Robinson was slain.
The suspects were booked into the Chester County Detention Centerand each charged with murder.
“Everybody that knows her knows she’s the best person at heart you could ever find,” the victim’s husband, Vernon Robinson, told WSOC-TV.
He warned others to “please watch your own family,” explaining that “you never believe it can happen to you, but it does.”
Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to call the Chester County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 581-5131 or (803) 385-5433.