SC agent fired, chilly case investigation

GREENVILLE, SC (AP) – A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy has been fired and is under investigation for his role in a missing person’s case.

Lt. Ryan Flood of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets that Joseph Parrish was fired on Wednesday.

His resignation came after Sheriff Hobart Lewis reopened multiple investigations into cold cases, including the case of 83-year-old Rena Beamer, who was reported missing in the summer of 2017. MPs believe Beamer died in August 2017. Her supervisor, 46-year-old Beth Beamer, is charged in the case.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division spokesman Tommy Crosby said they were investigating the Parrish case but made no further comment.

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