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Janis Quintero Natos and Jamell Reggie Carter were shot in their heads, according to Bamberg County Coroner Billy Duncan.

A man and woman whose bodies were found at Rivers Bridge State park were shot in their heads, according to Bamberg County Coroner Billy Duncan.

Janis Quintero Natos, 35 and Jamell Reggie Carter, 38, both of Bamberg, were victims of homicide, Duncan said Thursday afternoon.

They had not been seen since they left home on Dec. 12. On Jan. 4, someone discovered their bodies at Rivers Bridge State Park.

Duncan said it is believed that someone shot and killed the couple on the day they went missing.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the deaths.

“Our work into the matter continues. As the work is underway, it would be inappropriate to discuss any specific details,” SLED spokesman Thom Berry said.

Anyone with information on their deaths is asked to contact the Bamberg County Sheriff’s Office at 803-245-3000 or 803-245-3018, Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or SLED’s Low Country Regional Office at 843-782-3822. Callers don’t have to provide their names.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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