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Murder suspects in custody after body found in wooded area in Chester County

The Chester County Sheriff's Office said around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, deputies located a deceased person in the wooded area off of Woods Road in Chester.

CHESTER, S.C. — One person was found deceased in a wooded area early Sunday morning, according to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office. Chester County officials confirm two suspects wanted for murder are now in custody.

Chester County sheriff's deputies said around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, deputies located the deceased person in the wooded area off of Woods Road in Chester.

Deputies were looking for 46-year-old Kenneth Wherry and 49-year-old Lavondia Wherry, but both were taken into custody Sunday afternoon, according to the Chester County Sheriff's Office. 

The suspects had been seen driving a dark silver 2004 Toyota Avalon, with SC license plate 662-0MT. The vehicle is registered to Wherry, according to Chester County Sheriff's deputies. The photo below shows a similar car, not the actual suspect vehicle. 

It's not known if they were in this vehicle when they were taken into custody.

Credit: Chester Co sheriffs

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was called to assist with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

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