DCSO investigating suspicious death
The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 61-year-old Summerville woman as a homicide.
According to a DCSO incident report, officers were dispatched to a home at 151 Brandywine Drive, in the Ashborough East subdivision, at about 8:20 p.m. Dec. 20 in reference to an unresponsive female. When they arrived, they spoke to the complainant, Jonathan Pages, of Sarasota, Florida, who said he found his 61-year-old mother, Lynda Craver Pages in a sitting position in the living room, slumped over a puddle of what appeared to be blood and cold to the touch.
Pages said he and his brother, 30-year-old Bert Francis Pages were planning to spend Christmas with their mother and her had spoken to her on the telephone the day before, on Dec. 19 around 9 p.m. and she had told him that Bert Frances Pages had just arrived at the home.
No one else was at the home when Jonathan Pages arrived and found his mother, according to the report. A friend of the victim arrived while investigators were at the residence; she was supposed to meet the victim for dinner and knew nothing of the situation at hand, according to the report.
Police found a spent shell casing on the living room floor.
A neighbor reported seeing a dark colored SUV parked at the home on Dec. 19 but noticed nothing unusual or out of the ordinary. Both he and his wife reported hearing a loud boom from the victim’s house around 8 p.m. Dec. 19, but did not see anything out of the ordinary. The neighbor said he noticed her rear garage door ajar the next morning but thought nothing of it. In fact, when he saw it was still open when he returned from work, he said he shut it, according to the report.
The case is currently being investigated as a homicide, according to DCSO officials.