Woman charged in double murder cold case, looking for another person

Crystal Hawkins Johnson
Crystal Hawkins Johnson


SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – Deputies say they have arrested a woman accused of murdering two people in a 2012 cold case.

Crystal Hawkins Johnson is charged with 2 counts of murder.

She was already in prison. She’s been there since July 9, 2015, for an unrelated conviction for 2 counts of child neglect, according to deputies.

Spartanburg Herald Journal reports that she and her newborn tested positive for meth and she had other children removed by DSS.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Randy Dean Cochran
Randy Dean Cochran
Anna Leigh Huckeba
Anna Leigh Huckeba

On June 25, 2012, at 4:19 AM, the Sheriff’s Office responded to Blanchard Rd. off of Old Canaan Rd. for a homicide.

Two victims, Anna Leigh Huckeba of Roebuck and Randy Dean Cochran of Moore, were found shot to death in a vehicle.

WHAT LED TO THE ARREST?

Deputies say they got a tip on the week of October 10, 2016.

ANOTHER SUSPECT

Deputies say Johnson wasn’t the only person present when the murders happened.

They are asking that anyone with information in this case contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or 888-274-6372 or Lt. William Gary at the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 503-4596 or email him at wgary@spartanburgcounty.org.

Tipsters can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers or Lt. Gary, and if their information leads to the identification and arrest of the other responsible suspects, they will be eligible for a cash reward.

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