The missing 5-year-old girl in Orangeburg County was finally found two weeks after the child’s mother was found dead in their home on Thanksgiving.
Missing 5-Year-old Girl Was Found Safe
Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell happily announced that they already found Aspen Jeter, the missing 5-year-old girl. According to a report published in TRUE CRIME DAILY, authorities found Aspen in Danville, Virginia at around 12:40 p.m.
Ravenell also said that the child was with some family members in Virginia. Meanwhile, Antar Jeter, the father of the child, was arrested for murder and grand larceny. He was caught in Danville after he made two transactions in the area that led to his arrest.
How Did the Search for the Missing 5-Year-Old Girl Start?
The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office performed a welfare check at the residence where Aspen resided with her mother, Crystal Jumper, who had not been heard from since Nov. 1. When deputies arrived, they discovered Jumper dead and Aspen missing.
Ravenell stated that Aspen and Antar were going in a blue Mazda that Antar reportedly stole from Jumper’s house when the hunt for them began. When he was captured, he was still driving the Mazda. Jumper died from a gunshot wound to her upper torso, according to Ravenell, and she was in an “advanced state of decay” when deputies found her, according to a news source.