Jasper County Sheriff asks for public help in murder case

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (WSAV) — The body of 24-year-old Syquest Montiel Gonazalez, of Hardeeville, was found by neighbors at Argent Landing early Sunday morning. According to Sheriff Greg Jenkins, neighbors heard gunshots around 3:30 a.m. and then found Gonzalez with a gunshot wound.

Jenkins says this case may be linked to another homicide in the area, but will not say further which case or how it may be connected.

There’s no word on a suspect or suspects at this time. Jenkins asks neighbors to be vigilant in reporting anything out of the ordinary in the area of Old Charleston Road and Purrysburg Road. Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Family of Gonzalez tell NEWS 3 she had recently celebrated a birthday the week before, and was to celebrate her second wedding anniversary with her husband, Oscar Gonzalez of Hardeeville, in July.

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