BELTON, SC (WSPA) – Belton Police say a family has claimed a grave marker that was in their evidence storage.
It was found on May 19, 2011 on Breazeale Street in Belton and given to the police.
Police Chief Tommy Clamp says this happened under a previous administration and he doesn’t have any other information.
They posted a picture of the marker on their Facebook page in hopes of finding a family member.
Chief Clamp says they we were able to return the marker to Justin Atkin of Honea Path.
He says Atkin is the maternal grandson of Mr. Sexton.
Clamp said, “I would like to express appreciation to all those who assisted in the connection. Mr. Atkin does not Face Book but ironically he had placed a photograph of his grandfather on Ancestry recently. It was through both social medias that we were able to connect. It seems as though a bit of “Devine Intervention” may have assisted as well.”
“Again I would like to express appreciation to all those who provided assistance. ESPECIALLY to all of the Media Outlets and persons who work for those media outlets,” Clamp said.