Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Friends of a Berkeley County man who is believed to have been murdered last summer have raised the reward amount for anyone who has information leading to the arrest of anyone involved in the crime.
Friends of Artie Bradley have offered an additional reward of $3,000 to be paid along with the normal $1,000 Crime Stopper reward, according to a Crime Stoppers press release.
Investigators from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office found the 79-year-old victim’s body along a dirt road less than two miles away from his home.
Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said a man and wife were traveling on a Francis Marion National Forest road around 3:30 p.m. on June 2 when they found a body on the side of the road.
Salisbury says foul play was involved in the death of Bradley. Family members had to identify his remains because his body was so badly decomposed.
According to his sister, a birth mark on his stomach and his belt buckle were the two items deputies used to make a positive ID.
Bradley lived at Lot 13 of Hood’s Trailer Park off of U.S.-17A in the Moncks Corner/Bonneau area.
There have been no arrests to date in this case.
If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding this or any other crime, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 554-1111 or 1-888-CRIME-SC, or at www.5541111.com.
Texters can send anonymous tips to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with “tip213.”
All contact remains anonymous and you could earn a cash reward. No one, not even Crime Stoppers, will know who made the call.
Help your community and yourself today by making that call.