Investigators seek to question Willie Bell, Jr. in connection to grandmother's death

His name is Willie Bell, Jr., and he may be in Augusta.

Police in South Carolina want to talk to him about a fire at his grandmother's home where she was later found dead.

The fire happened Thursday in Holly Hill, between Columbia and Charleston.

Annie Bell died...investigators found her car in Augusta Tuesday.

Tuesday, investigators found Willie Bell, Jr.'s car in Augusta at the Adams Super Inn off Gordon Highway.

Agents with SLED, the GBI and the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office spent eight hours yesterday searching a room Bell stayed in this weekend.

While in Augusta, Bell sold the car investigators seized to someone living at the Super Inn.

Investigators aren't sure why bell was in Augusta, but know he has ties to somewhere in Georgia.

Willie Bell, Jr. lived with his grandmother, Annie Bell, in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

Last week, Bell's grandmother was found dead in her home.

Now investigators want to question Bell.

If you know where Willie Bell, Jr. is, call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-559-TIPS.


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