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Lexington County Sheriff’s Department searching for person of interest in the St. Andrews area homic

St. Andrews, SC (Paul Kirby) – The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man they consider a person of interest in a death that occurred Friday morning in the St. Andrews area. Deputies responded to the Waters at Berryhill apartment complex after a woman was found dead there by a caretaker. The Sheriff’s Department has now confirmed they are treating this person’s death as a homicide.

Now, investigators say they have identified a man that was related to the victim as a person of interest in the case. They are trying to find 40 year old J.W. Hayes so they can question him about the death. Deputies say that Hayes is known to frequent businesses in the Woodland Hills area and other areas of the Saint Andrews Road corridor near I-26.

If you know where this man is, please call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME SC. You can also make tip through their website at

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