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An officer of Oconee Sheriff’s Department says more details about yesterday’s double homicide will be released, as they become available. Capt. Travis Tilson said the investigation continued through the night, after the discovery of the victims. Officers arrived at 350 Smith Farm Road in southern Oconee around 5 p-m yesterday, after a family member found the two women following unanswered phone calls. Coroner Karl Addis identified the victims as Clarine Smith, 82, of 350 Smith Farm Road, Westminster; her niece, Sandra Smith Myers, 63, of 140 Megans Way, Seneca. Myers’ son found the bodies in the living room area. The deaths are believed to have occurred sometime between 2:30 and 4:30 p-m. An 86-year old male companion, who lived at the home with Smith, was sent to Greenville Memorial Medical Center with what Addis called “a cutting/stabbing type injury.” According to the coroner, the 86-year old man, who was not identified by name, is considered a suspect. The women suffered injuries consistent with blunt force trauma and cutting/stab type injuries. But autopsies are scheduled tomorrow morning. Addis says the cause of the deaths will be announced late tomorrow afternoon.