Authorities: Woman killed by train was 4 months pregnant
MONCKS CORNER — The woman who was killed by a train earlier this week was four months pregnant, the coroner’s office said Friday.
An autopsy showed that 26-year-old Kadie Major lost an unborn boy when she died from the impact, Berkeley County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Salisbury said.
Major also lost a 10-month-old daughter, whose name was River. The child, dressed in a pink one-piece outfit and shoes, was found in a creek near the track adjacent to Oakley Road. The child died by drowning, Salisbury said. The autopsy didn’t show any other injuries to her. Continue Reading…
Investigation into 2008 deaths of Moncks Corner mother, daughter reopened
Berkeley County investigators are taking a fresh look into the decade-old death of a Moncks Corner woman and her infant who died under suspicious circumstances in 2008, authorities said Thursday.
Kadie Major, 26, and 9-month-old River Lynn were found dead alongside railroad tracks near Oakley Road on a cool, rainy day in January.
Major, whose death was ruled a suicide at the time, was at least four months pregnant with a boy who was to be named Aadon. Her white 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup was found nearby. Continue Reading…
Bodies found near train tracks
MONCKS CORNER — Authorities say they might never know what happened to a pregnant 26-year-old woman and her 10-month-old child who were found dead alongside railroad tracks Thursday morning.
A CSX Railroad employee came across the bodies of Kadie Major and her daughter, River, around 8:15 a.m. Thursday near Oakley Road, Berkeley County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Salisbury said.
Major was lying near the tracks with massive injuries, consistent with being hit by a train. Friends say she was several months pregnant, but authorities declined to comment on that until after an autopsy is done today. Continue Reading…
BCSO reopens case to further investigate 2008 deaths of mother, daughter
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – The Berkeley County Sheriff’s office announced Thursday morning that they are forming a task force to further look into the deaths of a mother and son in Berkeley County.
Kadie Major, 26, and her 10-month-old daughter died on January 17, 2008 when Kadie, who was pregnant, died when she was struck by a train in the Moncks Corner area. River died when she drowned in a creek by the train tracks off of Oakley Road, where authorities believe she landed after she was hit by the train. Continue Reading…
Police reopen probe into train track deaths
Police re-opened the investigation into the mysterious deaths of a South Carolina woman and her baby, thanks to reporting by “48 Hours.” In 2008, Kadie Major and her 10-month-old were found dead near train tracks. At the time, it was deemed a murder-suicide. Peter Van Sant joins “CBS This Morning” to preview Saturday’s report for “48 Hours.”
S.C. man recounts the night his wife and child…
Aaron Major was brought into the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office for questioning eight days after his wife, Kadie, and baby, River, died under mysterious circumstances in Moncks Corner, S.C. By then, the coroner had already preliminarily ruled Kadie’s death a suicide.
CASE REOPENED INTO MYSTERIOUS DEATHS OF S.C. WOMAN AND DAUGHTER AFTER “48 HOURS” INVESTIGATION
In 2015, a team of “48 Hours” producers were filming in Charleston, South Carolina, on another case when they met a mother who told them a story they couldn’t stop thinking about — a mystery that has haunted the small town of Moncks Corner since 2008.
Kadie Major, who was married, was found dead alongside a section of railroad tracks. Her little daughter was found drowned in a pond 100 feet away. Back in 2008, Rick Ollic, then with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, was in charge of the investigation. Ollic believed it was a murder-suicide and says a note found in Kadie’s pocket was a piece of compelling evidence showing that she was delusional at the time. Continue Reading…
A beautiful mom and her young daughter are found dead near train tracks — was it a murder-suicide or a cold-blooded killing? “48 Hours” helped reopen the case. Correspondent Peter Van Sant reports.
Lowcountry family gets new info on suspicious deaths that garnered national attention
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – A family says they’re getting new information and newfound support for the first in over a decade.
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office recently reopened a case into the 2008 death of Kadie Major and her 10-month-old daughter River.
Major, 26, and her 10-month-old daughter died on January 17, 2008.
Kadie, who was pregnant, died when she was struck by a train in the Moncks Corner area. River died when she drowned in a creek by the train tracks off Oakley Road where authorities believe she landed after she was hit by the train.
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s office announced in September that they were forming a task force to further look into Kadie and her child’s death. Continue Reading…
Berkeley County said Kadie Major died by suicide in 2008. Now her husband is a suspect.
MONCKS CORNER — Within 24 hours of finding the bodies of Kadie Major and her infant daughter along a railroad track on Jan. 17, 2008, authorities told the young mother’s family that her death was a suicide that had apparently claimed her child’s life as well. It seemed like a closed case.
To investigators, all indications seemed to point to the pregnant 26-year-old throwing herself in front of a passing train while battling crippling postpartum depression. The force of the railroad cars threw 10-month-old River into a nearby creek.
Eleven years later, officials are far less certain. Continue Reading…
Investigators name husband as sole suspect in wife, daughter’s 2008 killing
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says the husband of a woman and her young daughter killed more than a decade ago is the only suspect in the case.
Kadie Major died on Jan. 17, 2008 when she was hit by a train in Moncks Corner. Major, 26, was pregnant at the time. Her 10-month-old daughter, River, was found drowned in a creek near the train tracks.
Investigators with the sheriff’s office say Major’s husband, Aaron, is the only suspect in the case.
Originally, investigators believed the death was a murder-suicide, but the case gained national attention on CBS’s “48 Hours.”
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office opened up a task force to look further into the investigation earlier this year. In March, Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said investigators had ruled out the suicide angle. Continue Reading…