Missing Colleton County men murdered, suspect in custody, sheriff's office says

Alexander Blakeney- Brandon Ferguson (Colleton County Sheriff's Office)

Two men reported missing Wednesday in Colleton County have been found shot to death in a wooded area outside Walterboro, sheriff's deputies say. An 18-year-old has been charged with their murder.

Brandon D. Ferguson, 23, and Alexander B. Blakeney, 28, both of Walterboro, were found dead inside a vehicle Friday in a wooded area off Jones Swamp Road outside Walterboro, according to the Colleton County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies have arrested Jonathan Shamar Moore,18, of Walterboro, and charged him with two counts of murder. Moore is being held at the Colleton County Detention Center, and will be charged with additional crimes, according to sheriff's office spokesperson Lt. Tyger Benton.

Ferguson and Blakeney were reported missing Wednesday.

Benton says there is still an active investigation ongoing related to this case.

If you have any information that could be helpful to investigators, contact the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office at 843-549-2211, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (1-888-274-6372) if you'd wish to remain anonymous. You can also text TIPSC to CRIMES (274637), or visit the website at

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