Double Homicide in Cross Hill

    Local and State law enforcement are investigating what appears to have been a double homicide in Cross Hill. The bodies of a man and his niece were found in their mobile home in Cross Hill a little before 3pm this (Friday) afternoon.

  Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols identified the deceased as 47-year-old Sammie Leake and 24-year-old Nikesha James of 42 Havendale Drive, Cross Hill. The two appeared to have been shot. Time of death was not announced Friday afternoon, but Coroner Nichols said an autopsy was to be conducted Saturday morning in Greenville.

   The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene investigating the case Friday afternoon.