Investigators in South Carolina still trying to solve 2017 homicides

SOUTH CAROLINA (WBTV) - As 2017 comes to a close, there are some families in South Carolina who are still waiting for closure.

Investigators in the area are still trying to solve some homicides from 2017.

Rock Hill Police made arrests in seven of eight cases this year. They are still looking for whoever shot and killed 28-year-old Ladarrus Crawford, who was found dead in a kitchen on the 800 block of Lucas Street on Sept. 7.

The York County Sheriff's Office responded to three homicides this past year. According to the public information officer, there was one homicide in Jan. that investigators found to be justified. Arrests were made in the other two homicides that happened in 2017.

Lancaster County investigators responded to three homicides this year, one of which they are still trying to solve. Harnish Patel owned the Speedee Mart on Pageland Highway. In March, officers say he closed up his shop and was found shot dead just steps away from his house. Officers said they have made arrests related to Patel's case, but no one has been charged with his actual death.

The Lancaster Police Department did not respond calls as of Friday evening regarding unsolved homicide cases. In Nov., the most recent information showed that there had been seven homicides within the city this year. The most recent unsolved case happened when police officers were patrolling and found a body in the middle of the road.

At last check, they had no leads in the death of 47-year-old Terry Thompson. He was found shot to death, surrounded by vacant houses.

The Chester Police Department and Chester County Sheriff's Office did not get back to requests for information regarding unsolved homicides in 2017.

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