William Hester is a seventeen year old from South Carolina who has just been charged with the murder of his four year old stepsister. According to police reports William Hester allegedly suffocated four year old Joanna Lockaby and put her little body in a storage container behind the family residence. When police were called due to a missing child report they would find the child who was pronounced dead at the scene. This alleged teen killer would be arrested and remains in custody.
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The 17-year-old half brother of a child found dead Tuesday behind a Greenville County home has been charged with murder in her death, according to Lt. Ryan Flood with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.
Joanna J. Lockaby’s body was found at about 2:20 p.m. behind a home on Chevy Chase Boulevard in Pelzer after a 911 call about a missing child, according to the coroner and deputies. She was 4 years old.
The coroner said the girl was found by a search and rescue team and was pronounced dead on the scene.
William Micah Hester is charged with murder
Investigators said they believe Hester suffocated the victim, contributing to her death
Deputies said the victim’s body was found in a plastic bin behind the home where she lived with Hester who was her half brother.
Hester was taken to the Greenville County Detention Center.
This case, including the motive for the killing, is still under investigation by the GCSO and the Greenville County Coroner’s Office.