On May 27, 1978, a crime took place in the Lowcountry town of Walterboro, South Carolina, that created a cloud of fear and sadness over everyone who lived there. Hometown girl, twenty-six-year-old Gwendolyn Elaine Fogle, was attacked in her home, sexually assaulted and brutally murdered.
That Saturday evening, Elaine had babysat for friends, arriving at their home at about 6:45 p.m. She was happy and excited over her plans to visit with her mom and dad the next day and celebrate her mom’s birthday. At 11:15 p.m., Elaine headed home from babysitting. Hours later, when her roommate came home, she was met by a shocking and bloody scene.
Join us at the quiet end for A Murder in Lowcountry. For decades, evidence remained in storage at the Walterboro Police Department. Elaine’s murder was a cold case for thirty-seven years. But then, in May 2015, with advancements in DNA and fingerprint technology, investigators were able to solve the case in just four months.
Interview with Rita Shuler, Author of The Lowcountry Murder of Gwendolyn Elaine Fogle, https://wordlifeeditorial.com/2021/05/19/interview-with-rita-shuler-author-of-the-lowcountry-murder-of-gwendolyn-elaine-fogle/
The Lowcountry Murder of Gwendolyn Elaine Fogle: A Cold Case Solved, by Lt. Rita Y. Shuler
Twisted Justice, On the Case with Paula Zahn, Nov. 24, 2019