South Carolina deputies searching for missing girl, 5, after mother found dead

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — A 5-year-old South Carolina girl is missing from her home after her mother was found dead Thursday, authorities said.

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According to the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home northwest of Orangeburg to conduct a welfare check shortly after 12 p.m. EST, WLTX-TV reported. They found the child’s mother, who had not been heard from since Nov. 1, dead in the home, according to the television station.

Aspen Jeter, the woman’s daughter, had not been located as of Saturday morning, The State newspaper of Columbia reported.

Police have not released the name or age of the victim.

“If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child, please let us know,” Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said in a statement. “You don’t have to give your name, but just give us what you know.”

Police are asking anyone with information to call the sheriff’s office directly at 803-534-3550 or Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

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