Unsolved homicide from 11 years ago
The passing years since 2002 have dulled the memories of what ranks as one of Oconee’s most brutal murders. But not the memory of the Sheriff’s Office. First-year Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says it’s time to focus attention again on trying to find the killer or killers of Bruce Gaines Marett. Marett was 50 years old when he was beaten and bludgeoned and cut to death June 28, 2002 at his mobile home at 271 N. Retreat Road, Westminster—near South Carolina 11. Investigators believe Marett knew who killed him and believe robbery was the motive. The Sheriff’s Office had some persons of interest, but not enough evidence to charge anyone. Over the years, there have been few leads. “Bruce Marett knew his assailant and we believe that there is someone who knows the identity of the person responsible for this crime,” says Crenshaw. “Now is the time for them to come forward and clear their conscience.” If you have information to share, call Crimestoppers at 864/638-STOP. Text a tip to 274637. You don’t have to give your name. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2 thousand.