Suspect Arrested in Killing of Kershaw County Teen

Kershaw County, SC (WLTX) - Kershaw County deputies have arrested a suspect in the killing of an 18-year-old woman this week.

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says his officers took 21-year-old Stephen Ross Kelly into custody Friday night. Kelly is charged with murder in the death of Briana Nicole Rabon.

Matthews has not yet released a possible motive in the killing. The sheriff is expected to speak on the arrest at a Saturday morning news conference.

Rabon's body was found in a wooded area behind Haig's Creek Subdivision Wednesday afternoon. Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers said she'd been strangled to death. Previous Coverage:Coroner Releases Cause of Death

Investigators were able to identify her quickly because her driver's license was near her body. The woman's car was found at a Waffle House on Highway 601 near Interstate 20.

Rabon was a 2013 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School. Her funeral is set for Sunday in Ridgeway.


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