Double Murdaugh murders: Legal dynasty heir sobs on heartbreaking 911 call after finding wife and son shot dead


COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WSAV) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) released the redacted audio of 911 calls made by a distraught Alex Murdaugh minutes after finding his son on Thursday evening , Paul, and his wife, Margaret Murdaugh shot dead. in their family home in Colleton County.

During the call on June 7, Alex is audibly shaken as he tells the dispatcher, “I need the police and an ambulance immediately. My wife and my child were badly shot.

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The Hampton County dispatcher puts him in touch with the Colleton County dispatcher, who tries to get more information from Alex as they dispatch units to his home.

He says he found the bodies near their kennel and neither Paul nor Maggie are breathing.

The dispatcher asks if Alex saw anyone nearby, if anyone else was supposed to be home, or if anything seemed out of place. Alex says no to the three.

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He repeatedly asks the police to hurry, and the dispatcher assures him that help is on the way.

At the end of the six-minute recording, Alex tells the operator he needs to hang up and call some of his family.

At the time, Paul was awaiting trial on charges related to death in a 19-year-old Mallory Beach boating accident in 2019.

Law enforcement arrived within minutes and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) was called to the scene shortly after.

SLED is investigating the incident as a double homicide. No suspect has yet been named.

If you have information leading to a suspect, you are encouraged to call SLED’s 24-hour whistleblower line at 803-896-2605. You can also call Lowcountry Crime Stoppers anonymously at 843-554-1111.

WCBD contributed to this report


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