Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Santee man charged in death; Columbia teen’s body found in Holly Hill
breaking top story

Santee man charged in death; Columbia teen’s body found in Holly Hill


A Santee man is accused of killing a Columbia teen in Holly Hill.

“Sometimes it may take a year or more to find you. But in this case, it only took a day,” Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said in a release.

“We will find any and everyone who thinks they can get away with heinous acts such as this,” he said.

Qveyon Abraham, 21, has been charged with murder.

During his first appearance in court on Tuesday, the Omega Court man was formally charged and presented his rights. Any bond consideration will have to come from a circuit court judge.

Support Local Journalism

Your membership makes our reporting possible.

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s investigators went to an Academy Lane location at about noon Monday after a passing motorist reported someone on the ground behind a vehicle.

Investigators noted the person by the vehicle appeared to have a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Working through the day and into the night, investigators developed information that led to the suspect, according to the sheriff’s office.

A motive has not been determined. However, the investigation is ongoing, Ravenell said.

The Santee male faces a minimum of 30 years in prison, if convicted.

The name of the deceased has not yet been released.


Sign up for our Crime & Courts newsletter

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News