Eleanor McLeod

Case Open since 2010.

On 01-17-2010, Eleanor McLeod (84-years-old) was found deceased in her apartment located in Sandalwood Terrace in Hilton Head. She was wheelchair bound and relied heavily on caregivers and friends to assist her daily. Forensic autopsy revealed McLeod was strangled with a ligature, causing her death.

A person of interest was identified and interviewed regarding the murder. No charges were brought as the suspicion fell short of probable cause necessary to make an arrest. A major factor stumbling block was the door to McLeod’s apartment being frequently unlocked and was on the date of her murder; creating the opportunity for anyone to walk in and out, not just the person of interest. 

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