After three years, killing of Duncan woman remains unsolved
Herald-Journal - 8/30/2018
Aug. 30--Darlene Grayson is still seeking justice for her daughter's murder three years after she was found dead in her Duncan apartment.
Brittany Foster used a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy. She was found by her caregiver on Aug. 28, 2015, at Hampton Ridge Apartments. Her death was ruled a homicide by Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger about a year after her body was found. A pathologist's autopsy concluded Foster had been strangled to death.
Family and friends gathered Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil at the apartments to celebrate her life and ask for help finding her killer.
"The past two years (since Clevenger's ruling) have been a nightmare," Grayson said. "We are still missing her. There is no information. Anybody with information please call CrimeStoppers. My understanding is there is a reward for up to $2,000. If you know anything about what happened, please come forward."
Foster was a 2003 graduate of Greer High School. She worked at Goodwill in Greenville and later at the Charles Lea Center. Her passion was taking care of children, which she did full-time at home. Foster was 30 when she died.
"She just loved children and didn't let cerebral palsy stop her from living a full life," Grayson said. "I don't want whoever did this to forget her and remember her face and name. Please come forward. We need resolution. My family needs to be healed."
Grayson said the Duncan Police Department continue to work the case, and she hopes any new information might provide answers to who committed the crime.
"Police are out there and they are working on it," she said.
During the vigil, family members prayed and held hands. Balloons were released upward into the night sky.
Several members from the Duncan Police Department attended the vigil as well.
"We have got an unsolved homicide and we are working to see if anybody has any additional leads they can tell us," Duncan Police Chief Carl Long said. "No matter how small the tip might be, it could help solve this crime. We are here to help remember Brittany."
Foster's aunt Anna Dixon of Duncan wants justice for her niece.
"Brittany was an angel," Dixon said. "I don't know why anybody would want to do this to her. I do hope somebody comes forward to tell us who did this."
Several family members, including Nashid Henderson of Greer, wore T-shirts with Foster's picture on the front.
"Today was a celebration for my beautiful niece," Henderson said. "Her case is not closed, and there are no leads or tips. It hasn't stopped her from smiling in heaven or putting smiles in our hearts. We would like and appreciate anyone bringing tips or leads. We will have justice in the end."
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