June 15, 2022

Gloria Satterfield Murdaugh housekeeper to be exhumed #Murdaug # AlexMurdaugh #housekeeper #Gloria

Gloria Satterfield Murdaugh housekeeper to be exhumed #Murdaug # AlexMurdaugh #housekeeper #Gloria

Gloria Satterfield Murdaugh housekeeper to be exhumed #Murdaug # AlexMurdaugh #housekeeper #Gloria Agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) said they have received permission from the family, through their attorney, to exhume the remains of Alex Murdaugh's former housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield.  On Monday, a judge and court appointed financial overseers approved Murdaugh's $4.3M confession of judgment in connection to the death settlement theft scheme against the estate of Satterfield.  SLED investigators said on Wednesday that they are continuing to investigate the circumstances of Satterfield's death, and had requested the family's permission to exhume Satterfield's remains as part of that investigation.  On Friday, that exhumation was approved by the family.  READ MORE: New info on Murdaugh housekeeper's death detailed in freshly filed insurance lawsuit  SLED stated that "this is a complex process that will take weeks, not days. This investigation is still active and ongoing. As such, no additional information from SLED is available at this time."  Since her death as a result of a stroke in the weeks after her February 2018 injury at Murdaugh's home, the accepted narrative on how Satterfield died has been she fell down the brick front stairs of the home after being tripped by Murdaugh's dogs.  According to Satterfield family attorney Eric Bland, it was Alex Murdaugh who shared that account of Satterfield's injuries, blaming his dogs for causing the fall. Neither Maggie nor Paul Murdaugh mentioned dogs causing the fall in a 911 call in the moment's after the incident.  However, SLED opened a new investigation into Satterfield's death after Hampton County Coroner Angie Topper brought worries about potential mishandling of the case to state police.  Topper in a letter to SLED Chief Mark Keel sent last September said Satterfield's death was not reported to her predecessor at the time it occurred, nor was an autopsy performed.  Additionally, Topper noted Satterfield's death certificate listed the manner of death as "natural," which Topper claims would be inconsistent with the traumatic head injuries Satterfield suffered and the ultimate cardiac arrest and stroke which followed while she remained hospitalized.