Laurens Co. man ID’d as victim in murder near Myrtle Beach


SOCASTEE, SC (WBTW) – One of the victims found in a torched vehicle in the Socastee area Friday morning has been identified.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Michell McSpadden says the first victim identified is 35-year-old Shawn David Anderson, originally of Laurens, South Carolina. The second victim has not been identified.

Horry County police arrested and charged four men with murder after the two bodies were found inside a burned vehicle on Butler Road, just off Enterprise Road in Socastee, south of Myrtle Beach.

Four men have been arrested in connection with the killing of the victims and attempted burning of their bodies. Graphic arrests warrants describe how the victims were stabbed, shot multiple times, then burned inside the vehicle.

Michael W. Faile, 37, and Zachary Stell, 31, of Myrtle Beach have been charged with two counts of murder.

David L. Cook, 44, of Little River and William D. Tatum, 37, of Myrtle Beach are charged with two counts of murder, as well as arson and drug charges.

The coroner’s office says officials are still working to confirm the identity of the second victim, but a timeline was not given.

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