Wake Forest Man Arrested for Killing Little Girl in 1986

Wake Forest man arrested in 35-year-old South Carolina kidnapping & disappearance case

At approximately 7:50 a.m. today, Wake Forest Police assisted Lexington County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD) of South Carolina, with the arrest of Thomas Eric McDowell, 842 N. White St.

LCSD charged McDowell, 61, in connection with the kidnapping and disappearance of a four-year-old child in June 1986 in Lexington County, SC.

McDowell’s charges include murder, kidnapping and burglary. He is being held in the Wake County Detention Center without bail.

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