Investigators asking for tips to help solve Walterboro homicide

James Mitchell

Investigators are asking for tips to help them find who killed a 65-year-old Walterboro man on his front porch in February.

Around 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Walterboro police were called to 203 Chaplin St. to check out a report of gunshots. They found James Mitchell lying near the doorway with a gunshot wound to his head.

No suspects have been identified. Charleston Police Cpl. Fred Bowie, coordinator for Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry, sent out an appeal for help.

“If you know something about this case, something you saw or heard that night you may have a missing piece of the puzzle,” Bowie said. “Even if you think that the police already have the information, call it in anyway. You could earn a $1,000 reward.”

All tipsters remain anonymous and never have to give a name, he said.

Tips may be submitted by calling 554-1111 or toll free at 1-888-CRIMESC, submitted on the website at or by texting 274637 and starting the message with the letters CSL.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.