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Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday September 5th, 2018 :: 04:19 p.m. EDT


An update to this message has been issued.

Preliminary autopsy revealed Jennifer Rudemyer died as a result of a single gunshot wound consistent with suicide.

The Coroner's Office reported that the forensic autopsy of Jennifer Rudemyer took place this morning at the Medical University of South Carolina. According to forensic pathologists, preliminary autopsy revealed that Rudemyer died as a result of a single—self-inflicted—gunshot wound and her manner of death was consistent with suicide. The final autopsy report is pending toxicology.

The Sheriff's Office is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the Widewater Road, Spanish Wells Plantation shooting. As of this afternoon, Gaston Perez—who sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the incident—remains hospitalized in stable condition at Savannah Memorial. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Corporal Andrew Calore 843-255-3411 or Crimestoppers 1-888-CrimeSC if wishing to remain anonymous.

We appreciate your partnership and continued commitment to the safety of our community.  

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
2001 Duke St
Beaufort, SC 29902

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