After Sixteen Years, Coroner Revised “Manner of Death” from “suicide” to “Undetermined” as Sheriff Reopens Investigation – Persistence of Parents and Family’s Search for Truth Produced Results and Relief

Susan-Beacham-ShawThanks to the dedication and professionalism of a Charleston County Coroner, the sixteen-year nightmare of a Greer family may be coming to an end. Their persistent belief that their South Carolina Highway Patrolman son-in-law may have killed their bright, attractive daughter and that the investigation into her death was “botched” is finally coming to fruition.

On March 7, 2014, the sixteenth anniversary of the mysterious death of their daughter Susan, Tom and Shirley Beacham of Greer received a phone call from Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten who said she was changing the official ruling on their daughter’s manner of death from “suicide” to “undetermined.” Wooten was not Coroner at the time of the original report. A spokesman for the Charleston County Sheriff informed the Charleston Post and Courier that the ruling would require a prompt review of the case.

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Hearing in Columbia This Week

Most people who know, or thought they knew former State Education Board Member and Anderson County Councilman Ron Wilson fit into one of two categories: friends and enemies. Currently the latter are dominant.

Many friends who invested their life savings with Wilson are stunned by news reports that he was running a ponzi scheme and some were his victims. They now have nothing but a computer printout to show for their money. They have hopes that all is not lost, but Wilson does not return their phone calls and has now lost control of company assets.

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The Greenville County Republican Women’s Club had a luncheon meeting with a theme Women in Politics, Aug. 26, and heard from state Rep. Wendy Nanney, Ashley Landess, president of the South Carolina Policy Council, and Lisa Van Riper, an instructor in political science at North Greenville University.

Pam Sowell, GCRWC program director, introduced the speakers. Lisa Seman, executive director of Meals on Wheels in Greenville, who represents the 24th district on County Council, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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