Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office is seeking a suspect for the murder of an Orangeburg man.

A warrant was issued Monday for 21-year-old Michael Jerome Allen.

Investigators were called to a Maedrine Street residence on December 6 when an area resident was unable to contact a relative.

A forced entry was made after signs of struggle, including a substantial amount of blood, were reportedly seen in the kitchen and living room.

Inside the home, the 58-year-old victim was found seated in a chair with apparent lacerations across his face. An autopsy confirmed the male victim died of stab wounds.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers anonymously in any of the following ways:

• Call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).
• Use the P3 Tips mobile app.
• LOG ON to, and click on the red “Submit a Tip” tab.