Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
IRMO, S.C. (AP) -- Richland County officials have released the names of two adults and two young children found shot to death in a Columbia-area home.
Coroner Gary Watts said Thursday it appears that 38-year-old Sheddrick Byron Miller killed his wife, 28-year-old Kia Von Miller, and their two children before shooting himself to death.
Watts identified the children as 3-year-old Kyler Devane Miller and 1-year-old Syrai Raquel Miller. Watts says all four people had been shot in the head.
Deputies began investigating Wednesday after a relative went to check on the family and found their bodies. Authorities say the children were found in their individual bedrooms, and the adults were found together in another room.
A gun was found near Sheddrick Miller. Authorities have not said when the family died.
Rachel Hinson says she had attended Bible study in the couple's home and attended church with them.
(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)
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