On 02-22-1986, Sarah Grace Glisson (88-years-old) was found murdered in her Bluffton residence in close proximity to where Rose Hill Plantation stands today. During the investigation it was learned Glisson, legally blind, lived alone and was routinely checked on by friends. When no one had heard from Glisson, deputies were dispatched to check on her. Her residence was found in disarray and she was found tied up and deceased. Glisson, in frail health, died of suffocation as result of the location of the restraints on her body.
Examination of forensic evidence did not identify any suspects, as technology at the time was limited. Evidence collected from the scene is currently being evaluated for additional forensic examination.