UPDATE: Friends and Family Remember a Couple Murdered in Cold Blood

Photo of the Jackson, South Carolina home of 74-year-old Louis "Baker" Cochran and his wife, 70-year-old Sandra Cochran. They were found shot dead there Tuesday afternoon, December 8, 2015.
Photo of the Jackson, South Carolina home of 74-year-old Louis "Baker" Cochran and his wife, 70-year-old Sandra Cochran. They were found shot dead there Tuesday afternoon, December 8, 2015.

Jackson, SC – The funeral for a couple killed in Jackson, South Carolina is today.

The service for Louis and Sandra Cochran starts at 11 a.m. at the Historic George Funeral Home, on park avenue in Aiken.

The Cochrans were found shot and killed earlier this month, at their home.

Aiken County deputies are still investigating their murders.

There’s no word on a suspect in the case.
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Friends and family held a prayer vigil on Monday night in honor of a couple killed last week in Jackson, South Carolina.

Investigators say Sandy and Louis Cochran were found shot to death at their home on Green Pond Road. Police are still looking for the suspects.

Louis Cochran was better known to his friends, by his middle name, Baker.

They say he and Sandy were a quiet couple, mostly keeping to themselves. For those who had the pleasure of knowing the couple, they say it is their kind heart, and gentle souls they’ll miss the most.

“This tragedy is something. It’s going to be hard for a small rural community to get over it,” friend of the family, Mitch Kirkland said.

A town shaken by a gruesome double murder is trying to understand how something like this could happen so close to home.

“You don’t feel safe in your own home, and they had been there for years and people in the community knew them,” Esther Cope said.

Cope attended the same church as the Cochrans. She planned their vigil Monday night at Green Pond Baptist Church.

“They were good people nobody deserved this kind of punishment,” close friend, Levia Peterson tried to fight back tears.

Levia Peterson calls the Cochran’s her second family. She remembers meeting Baker when he substituted her class.

“He was reading a horse magazine, so I asked him if he had horses, and he said yes, and I said I would love to come out and see them, I love horses and I would love to work with horses, and he said sure come on out, come meet my wife. We have horses, we would love to have you out here,” Peterson remembers he first conversation with Baker.

Peterson says she started coming out to take care of the horses and then in 2010 the Cochran’s took her in and she lived with them for that year.

“He loved people, he loved helping people, he was always out in the community, and Sandy, she did too when she could, she couldn’t always get out and about like she wanted to like she used to,” she said.

She says the Cochrans were a low-key couple.

“I always thought they lived in the perfect place, that you know, they didn’t live anywhere near the city, they didn’t live where there were dangerous people, they lived out in the country around people they knew,” she explained.

Peterson says she can’t fathom why anyone would want to hurt the couple, but they will be missed by many.

“The only thing I can think of is that it’s somebody they knew, maybe somebody that was helping them that just had a bad day or something I don’t know,” she said.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this case. If you have any information that may be helpful please call them at 803 642 1762.

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