Lee’s homicide is Oconee’s oldest unsolved

Had Westminster area resident Marcus Lee not been found beaten to death on December 8, 1986, Lee would be 82 years old today. The unsolved homicide of Marcus “Mark” Lee is the oldest unsolved or cold case in Oconee County—26 and a half years old. On a December night, Lee was severely beaten during a robbery at his home. Investigators believe Lee knew who killed him. At the time, there were suspects. But today those leads have dried up. And that’s why the Oconee Sheriff’s Department is reopening the case. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said, “I believe there is someone out there that has the missing pieces our investigators need to complete this case. For whatever reason, they have never come forward. It is our hope they will contact us with this information.” A Crimestoppers reward is offered.