2 arrested in case of 9-year-old girl and grandmother found dead in eastern SC

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DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) – Officers have arrested a couple in connection to the death of a grandmother and a grandchild Sunday.

Cephas Cowick,23, and Kathrine Baucom Cowick,25, have been charged with murder and are in police custody. Sheriff Byrd confirmed that the two suspects were husband and wife.

Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee found two people dead after responding to a call Sunday morning.

Sheriff Wayne Byrd says the call came in around 11:54 Sunday morning for two dead people at a home off Highway 151 near the Darlington Dragway.

One of the victims is a nine-year-old and the other is the child’s grandmother.

Hardee identified the victims Monday morning as Deziyah Davis, 9, and her grandmother Denise Couplin, 52 of Darlington.

Coroner Hardee has ruled the incident a double homicide.

SLED crime scene and SLED child fatality have been called to help with the investigation.

Deputies with the Darlington Count Sheriff’s office are also investigating.

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