Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith was 19 when he was found dead on a rural road in South Carolina on July 8, 2015. In 2023, his death was reclassified as a homicide.

Buster Murdaugh, the son of Alex Murdaugh, has filed a lawsuit against several media companies, accusing them of defamation for documentaries they produced falsely accusing him of being involved with Stephen Smith's death.
Buster Murdaugh testifies in father's murder trial
split screen of book cover and man speaking to camera
split screen showing photo of Stephen Smith's yearbook page and Eric Bland
split screen photo of stephen smith and steve peterson
Stephen Smith pic next to a cross grave marker.
Stephen Smith selfie
Yellow car and crime scene tape on the side of a rural road
Randy Murdaugh is seen sitting at his brother Alex Murdaugh's trial.
Stephen Smith photo
Stephen Smith gravestone with flowers
Stephen Smith selfie
Photograph of stephen smith
Dr. Kenny Kinsey and Dr. Michelle DuPre speak to Julie Grant
Family photo of Stephen Smith.
Eric Bland and Julie Grant discuss Stephen Smith investigation
Stephen Smith's mother places flowers at her son's grave.
Photo of Stephen Smith in a cap and gown

Stephen Smith’s Body Exhumed

Sandy Smith confirmed her son's body was exhumed as part of the independent investigation into what caused his 2015 death. More

April 3, 2023

Sandy smith sits at fresh gravesite