State police in S.C. probe missing funds from Alex Murdaugh’s former law firm


The S.C. Law Enforcement Division now has four active investigations involving Alex Murdaugh in some way.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — State police confirmed Monday that they have opened an investigation into missing money that a law firm said was taken by an attorney from a prominent South Carolina legal family whose wife and son were killed at their home three months ago.

Monday’s announcement means that, along with the investigation into the deaths, the State Law Enforcement Division has four other ongoing investigations into Alex Murdaugh and his family.

“I continue to urge the public to be patient and let this investigation take its course. Investigative decisions we make throughout this case and any potentially related case must ultimately withstand the scrutiny of the criminal justice process,” State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel said in a two paragraph announcement.

Murdaugh’s PMPED law firm announced earlier this month that Murdaugh had misappropriated money from the business and was no longer associated with the firm. Exactly how much money might be missing has not been made public.

Just days after reporting a gunshot wound to his head, it became public that Murdaugh was accused of misappropriating funds, had resigned from the powerhouse law firm his family helped establish, and announced he was entering rehab. 

Richard Alexander Murdaugh

On Sept. 4, state police confirmed reports that Murdaugh had called 911 to report being shot in the head along a rural road in Hampton County, and was transported to an area hospital with superficial injuries.

Days after getting shot in the head, S.C. Lowcountry attorney Alex Murdaugh has resigned from the PMPED law firm in Hampton (pictured here), a firm his great-grandfather established.

Murdaugh issued a statement two days later, saying: “The murders of my wife and son have caused an incredibly difficult time in my life. I have made a lot of decisions that I truly regret. I’m resigning from my law firm and entering rehab after a long battle that has been exacerbated by these murders. I am immensely sorry to everyone I’ve hurt including my family, friends and colleagues. I ask for prayers as I rehabilitate myself and my relationships.”



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