2 charged in Greenville death, woman dies in woods

GREENVILLE — Two men have been arrested after a woman was found shot to death at a Greenville home.

Greenville County Deputy Coroner Jeff Fowler tells media outlets that the body of 52-year-old Janet Boyd was discovered Friday.

The sheriff’s office says deputies responded to the home around 11:30 a.m. after receiving information about a possible deceased person inside.

Fowler says Boyd had been shot multiple times and died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Fowler says she was killed three days earlier.

Authorities say 40-year-old Erick Butler and 28-year-old Kentrell Lamar Gash have been charged with murder in connection with Boyd’s death. Authorities say the two men are also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

It isn’t clear if either Butler or Gash have an attorney.

HOPKINS — Authorities in Richland County are investigating after they say a woman died after being found unresponsive in a wooded area.

Richland County Sheriff’s Office tells media outlets that the woman was discovered early Sunday.

Sgt. Kevin Lawrence says deputies found an unoccupied vehicle with keys inside and unlocked while parked in the middle of a road in Hopkins. Lawrence says after the vehicle was towed, deputies searched the area and found an unresponsive female nearby in the woods at 5:30 a.m.

Lawrence says the woman was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Authorities haven’t released the woman’s identity.

Lawrence says the cause of death hasn’t been determined, but says the sheriff’s office is ruling the death a homicide.

The investigation is ongoing.

FORT JACKSON — A wreath-laying ceremony in honor of Veterans Day is being held at Fort Jackson, the Army’s largest training installation.

The event is being held Monday in front of the post headquarters.

Fort Jackson commander Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier and the post’s senior enlisted leader are participating.

Members of the 193rd Infantry Brigade also are conducting a “retreat” ceremony in which the American flag is lowered as military members offer a salute.

The ceremony is being held to honor men and women who have served in the military. Because federal offices will be closed when it is formally observed on Nov. 11, Fort Jackson is recognizing veterans several days in advance.