Three years later, still no arrests in Pendleton quadruple homicides


PENDLETON, SC (WSPA) – It was three years ago when members of two different families received a call that something tragic had happened at a home in Pendleton.

Deputies were now investigating a quadruple homicide after finding Barbara Scott, her son Mike, his wife Cathy and Cathy’s mother Violet Taylor dead inside their home.

While the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office believes they have a suspect or suspects, in 2017 they were not willing to name them and that still stands one year later. But Sheriff Chad McBride believes they are closer than ever to solving this case.

“We were never able to tell them goodbye or see them when they died its not like your elderly grandma passed away,” said Jennifer Rigdon who is Barbara Scott’s granddaughter and Mike Scott’s niece.

The pain still fresh for these families as they hope this is the year that will bring them answers.

“Waiting for answers has been probably the hardest part of the whole situation especially when you have a small child and have to explain someone has been murdered,” said Tammy White who is Violet Taylor’s Granddaughter and Cathy Scott’s niece.

But they still go forward with patience knowing that soon somebody will pay for these crimes.

“We try to live on in their memories not move on, but live,” Rigdon said.

While deputies wait for results to come back from a lab, they encourage anyone who may know even the smallest amount of information to come forward. There is a $1,000 reward out with CrimeStoppers for any tips leading to an arrest.

“These people can run. They can run and hide. They won’t get far. They will be served and prosecuted,” Rigdon said.

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