A man is in custody following a quadruple homicide that was discovered Saturday morning in Mount Pleasant.
Booking information on the Charleston County government’s website identifies the suspect as 22-year-old Loveqwan Matthew Shaire Scott.
Those records show that Scott was booked just after 7 p.m. Saturday.
His first court date on all four murder charges is set for Sunday at 10 a.m. according to a statement from Charleston County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Capt. Roger Antonio.
Scott was initially detained at the scene of the murders, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.
When the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene at the home on the 2700 block of Atlanta Drive in Mount Pleasant, they found two female bodies inside the home and an additional female body and a male body in the garage of the home, according to the release.
People who knew the victims told WCIV that they were related, a grandmother, grandfather, daughter and granddaughter. They also said that Scott was a grandson.
The victims have been identified by the Charleston County Coroner as 72-year-old Joseph Manigault, 69-year-old Rose Manigault, 42-year-old Kenya Manigault, and 15-year-old Faith Manigault. All are from Mount Pleasant, the Coroner’s Office release says.
There was no confirmation of that reporting in the Sheriff’s Office release, however, which said that the Charleston County Coroner’s Office and detectives are still working to identify the victims and the cause of their deaths.
The call came in just before 11:30 a.m. according to the release, and the Sheriff’s Office responded alongside Mount Pleasant Police, WCSC reports.
Detectives are still working to determine a motive, the release said.