These are crimes that have captivated and shocked not only residents of the Carolinas, but those across the country. WMBF News is taking a look back at some of the region's most shocking true crimes. (Photo courtesy of Jack VanderToll)
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A man who served as a deputy coroner for Horry County is one of two people charged with a missing man's murder.
On March 3, authorities said they arrested the biological mother of “Baby Boy Horry.”
North Myrtle Beach authorities announced they have closed the department’s only unsolved homicide.
Frances Mae Davis was waiting in the car at the Myrtle Beach Mall while her daughter was shopping. Then, she was shot to death.
The Potomac River Rapist is linked to a number of sexual assaults in the D.C. area in the 1990s. Decades later, the man believed to be responsible for those crimes was arrested along the Grand Strand.
It’s a story that gripped the Grand Strand community, eliciting feelings of sadness and anger for a child many didn’t even know.
Despite both Sidney and Tammy Moorer receiving 30 years in prison for kidnapping Heather Elvis in 2013, her family still doesn’t have closure.
Almost six years to the day that she was first reported missing, young Erica Parsons' adoptive mother pleaded guilty to the child's murder.
Stephen Stanko was convicted of murdering his girlfriend Laura Ling in 2006 and convicted in 2009 of killing 74-year-old Henry Turner. He was sentenced to death in both cases.
Police continue to search for leads in a Lumberton, N.C. cold case where three female bodies were found within months and blocks of each other.
On Aug. 15, 2018, a crime spree through the Carolinas began at a place many people visit every day.
It was one of the biggest heists in U.S. history and it happened in South Carolina.
Velma Barfield's horrifying story comes to an end in part 2 of this multi-part edition of "Carolina True Crime."
This is part 1 in the disturbing story of Velma Barfield, who came to be known as "Death Row Granny."
A young North Carolina mother traveled to North Myrtle Beach in 1996. She never made it back home.
In part 3 of this multi-part edition of Carolina True Crime, the Bigham family saga comes to a close.
The brutal saga of the Pee Dee's Bigham family continues in part two of this three-part edition of Carolina True Crime.
Over three generations, nearly 20 murders are linked to Bigham family of the Pee Dee.
It started as a reported carjacking and ended with two toddlers dead and their mother arrested. Twenty-five years ago, the Susan Smith case shocked the nation.
More than 80 years later, the Palmetto State Bank robbery remains one of South Carolina's most infamous.
In January 2014, Angie Pipkin was a mother to two young children. Then, she disappeared.
For almost a decade, Brittanee Drexel’s disappearance has captivated the Grand Strand.