Web sleuth claims to know where Alex Murdaugh 'tossed' murder weapons after killing Paul and Maggie
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA: Police investigating the case of 54-year-old disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh, who is found guilty of two counts of murder and other charges related to the shooting deaths of son Paul, 22, and wife Maggie Murdaugh, 52, still have not found the murder weapon(s). And amid various theories about the mystery of the weapon, one seems to have figured out the location of where it was buried.
A shotgun was used to kill Paul, and according to, a 300 Blackout caliber weapon, belonging to the family, is believed to be used to kill Maggie after ammunition casings were found at the crime scene, Greenville News reports. However, Alex’s attorneys tried to suppress the “firearms identification” evidence and questioned the State Law Enforcement Division expert’s certainty in matching shell casings to a specific gun. Now, a creator named Eric Alan with 203K subscribers on YouTube have claimed to have located the burial location of a 300 Blackout caliber weapon, which has been missing since Christmas 2020, and also suggested that another member from the Murdaugh family may have helped to hide the evidence.
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It was speculated that after the murders, Alex's surviving son, Buster, and his paternal uncle John Marvin removed the evidence, reports Radar Online. The claim was based on drone footage taken by Eric in September 2021 showed Buster and his uncle leaving the house with eight rifles in their vehicle. After a year, Eric used the drone footage to survey a suspicious area near John's home after it was stated that Alex showed up at his sick mother Libby's house for a brief 20-minute visit on the night of the murders, which took place at 8.50 pm on June 7, 2021. One week after the double murders, he showed up at his mother's home at 6.30 am with a blue tarp, The Independent reports. Prosecutors implied that he may have disposed of the murder weapons on his visit to his mother. But Alex denied the allegations and claimed he never saw or touched the blue jacket.
Is the murder weapon at Coosawhatchie River?
Eric said in the video, “We’ll probably will never know for sure if what Alex had in his hands that morning was the blue rain jacket with gunshot residue on it." But he then questioned, "Where could Alex have gotten rid of the murder weapons." He said, "Alex secret trip in his father's truck, which was older and lacked GPS, led him somewhere close by as he was gone for 10 or 15 minutes looking at map. There is one area that just by far makes the most sense." He shows an image of Coosawhatchie River and says, "While the main channel is pretty small, you can see much of it extends out as swap lands. There murky waters would be a perfect graveyard for murder weapons."
According to Eric, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Dive Team conducted searches of bridges over the river in August 2022. Eric said, "Alex's brother owns a few plots of land just upstream from here." While the river did not run through John's property, but its run-off streams did, states Radar Online. Eric claimed that Alex "could have tossed the weapons in this area."
'Those murder weapons are definitely around his brother's property'
One of many internet users was quick to react saying, "Those murder weapons are definitely around his brother's property. I think Alex’s brother knows a lot more of what happened than he may have led on." Another commented, "Alex is smart but lazy, and in the end, he'll always count on his family to have his back (ironically). I think he was far too lazy to actually bury the guns. I fully agree that the most likely spot is along that trail at John Marvin's." One more said, "I have followed this case since murders. This is by far the best explanation of the weapons and ammunition."
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