Update: Names Released in Aiken County Murder Suicide

Photo taken near the scene in Aiken County, on Holly Pond Road, where 2 people have been found dead after a shooting on Friday, March 16, 2016.
Photo taken near the scene in Aiken County, on Holly Pond Road, where 2 people have been found dead after a shooting on Friday, March 16, 2016.

***UPDATED at 3:15 P.M. on Saturday, March 19th***

The Aiken County Coroner is releasing more information into the Friday afternoon’s murder suicide.

The investigation revealed Wendy Bogard was shot once inside her home on Holly Pond Road, by William Bodie.

Bodie then turned the gun on himself and was found dead inside a car outside of the residence.

Mr. Bodie lived on Poplar Springs Rd in Wagener SC.

Ms. Bogard and Mr. Bodie had resided together at the Holley Pond address until recently when Mr. Bodie was evicted by court order.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday in Newberry, SC.

***UPDATED at 8:35 P.M. on Friday, March 18th***

Aiken County Coroner, Tim Carlton confirmed a murder suicide happened Friday afternoon at 231 Holley Pond Road.

The homicide victim’s name is Wendy Rae Bogard. She was 56 years old.

The perpetrator and suicide victim’s name is William Russell Bodie. Bodie was 59 years old.

Both died from a single gun shot wound. An Autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

***UPDATED at 7:17 P.M. on Friday, March 18th***

Aiken County, SC (WJBF) – We have learned that the woman lived at the home where the shooting happened and the man involved “came and went”, according to neighbors.

We are also told the couple left a dog and some horses.


***POSTED at 4:40 P.M. on Friday, March 18th***

Aiken County, SC (WJBF) – WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that 2 people are dead from gunshot wounds on Holly Pond Road in Aiken County.

Someone called 911, indicating someone was already dead in the home and the caller said the other person in the home was reportedly planning on harming themselves, as well.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton is on the scene and has confirmed that a man and woman are dead. They have not been identified, at this time.

Photo taken near the scene in Aiken County, on Holly Pond Road, where 2 people have been found dead after a shooting on Friday, March 16, 2016.
Photo taken near the scene in Aiken County, on Holly Pond Road, where 2 people have been found dead after a shooting on Friday, March 16, 2016.

We have a crew on the scene and we are awaiting more information.

Count on WJBF News Channel 6 to provide the latest details as they become available.

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