3-Year-Old S.C. Girl Who Loved Peppa Pig Killed Along with Mom in Triple-Shooting: 'Always Smiling'
Three people were dead in the home, but police said there "is no threat to the community" after the violence
A stay-at-home mom and her 3-year-old daughter were among three people fatally shot at her home in South Carolina on Tuesday, say authorities.
Hailey Brown, 29, and her daughter, Sadie Grace Linton, were found dead inside the home in Cheraw, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Cordarious Foster, 27, was also found dead inside the house, the sheriff’s office says.
Police have not yet said how Foster knew Brown, who was the mother of two girls — Sadie and her 5-year-old sister, Brown’s mother Sheila told WMBF.
Sheila Brown said that she and her family had known Foster since he was a child and that he often played at their house growing up.
She said her family hadn’t been in contact with him for several years after he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family, WMBF reports.
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She says she and her family “have speculations of what happened” but are waiting for officials to comment, local station WBTV reports.
“For it to end like this, it’s just, it ain’t natural,” Sheila Brown told WBTV.
The sheriff’s office hasn’t made any arrests in the case but said there “is no threat to the community” after the violence.
Authorities are still investigating what led to the shootings.
In the meantime, Brown’s family and the community remain stunned by the deaths of Brown and her little girl, whose obituary on the website of the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home states she loved Peppa Pig and building sand castles.
The obituary describes Sadie as “a beautiful gift from God who was always smiling, showing love to everyone she met. An active little girl who loved Minnie Mouse, L.O.L. dolls and baby dolls. Sadie’s favorite playtime activities included building with Legos and jumping on her trampoline.”
Sheila Brown told WBTV that Hailey was “the best daughter in the world.” She added, “She was loving, she was dependable, she was kind. And she was a good mamma.”
In her funeral home obituary, Hailey Brown was remembered as “a proud and loving mother to her children” whose “family was of utmost importance.”
She loved spending time with her children “and giving all the girls manicures and pedicures. She loved the Lord and enjoyed attending Forest Pine Church growing up.”
Funerals for Sadie and Hailey Brown will be held on Saturday.