Beaufort News

$2,500 reward offered on anniversary of 2003 Beaufort cold case

Information related to the death of a Shady Oaks Mobile Home Park owner could be eligible for a $2,500 reward.

Yu Cheung Tam, 63, was shot to death during a home invasion at his residence in the mobile home park in Beaufort on Oct. 21, 2003, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.

Numerous witnesses were in the home during the incident, and multiple unknown suspects were seen in and around the home.

None of the suspects was identified, the release said.

Investigators have learned Tam had disputes with local drug dealers about the sale of drugs in the area, and the disputes may be the motive for his death, the release said.

Witnesses said Tam was asked "where the money was" before they heard a gunshot.

Anyone with information about the cold case can contact Capt. Bob Bromage at 843-255-3402 or

Anonymous tips can also be made to Crime Stoppers by calling 888-CRIMESC (274-6372).