News 12 Special Assignment | Aiken teacher's murder still unsolved 6 years later

By: Travis Ragsdale Email
By: Travis Ragsdale Email

Friday, April 25, 2014

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW) -- There are no arrests and no suspects in the case of a murdered Aiken school teacher six years later.

Investigators say Ann Fox Smith was found inside of her home on Whitney Drive off of Whiskey Road six years ago after she didn’t show up for work. Smith, the mother of three, was a special education teacher at Kennedy Middle School

“Everybody was following it, watching it,” Aiken Department of Public Safety Captain David Turno said. "Everyone remembered and thought about it.”

Parents and students remember Smith as a dedicated teacher whose whole life revolved around her profession.

“She was always bubbly and excited,” said Martha Bledsoe, whose daughter April had Smith as a teacher. "She was just real enthusiastic about her job.”

Investigators have since ruled out her youngest son and daughter as the killers, but have not officially cleared her older son or estranged husband, Wilson Smith.

“We've never named a suspect in this case,” said Turno, “but he (Wilson Smith) has not fully cooperated with authorities.”

Investigators are asking anyone with any information on the case to call Aiken Department of Public Safety at 706-642-7620 or Crime Stoppers: 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Read the stories related to the case on the right-hand side under More Stories.

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