BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) – Police have arrested a man for the murder of a 70-year-old Beaufort woman found dead at her home earlier this month.
According to the Beaufort Police Department, 42-year-old Jermaine Thurston, of Seabrook, has been arrested for Theresa Lee Coker’s murder.
He is currently being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center.
Police say Coker was found dead at her 2801 Polk Street home by members of her rental company on Wednesday, Oct. 2, around 9:20 a.m.
Her vehicle, which police say was not at the home on Wednesday, was found the following day in the Seabrook area and processed for evidence.
Police say forensic evidence linked Thurston to Coker’s death.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with related information is asked to contact Investigator Waddell at 843-322-7974 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-274-6372.