TikTok mom, 32, found dead in a truck after ‘being shot multiple times in front of her child’
A mother-of-two was shot and killed in front of her child in South Carolina as her boyfriend of only a few weeks has been arrested and charged with murder in a case shrouded in mystery.
Patricia Grooms, 32, who regularly shared family videos on TikTok, was allegedly shot multiple times by Billy Mclean Head III, 38, and her body was found inside a truck on November 12.
He is being held in Colleton County Detention Center and has been denied bail.
Patricia Grooms, pictured in one of her TikTok videos with her son and alleged killer Billy Mclean Head III standing in the background, was shot dead in South Carolina
Grooms, 32, was allegedly shot multiple times by her boyfriend, 38, and her body was found inside a truck on November 12
The suspect has been charged with murder and is being held in Colleton County Detention Center and has been denied bail
Colleton County Sheriff’s Office are yet to provide details on the case while the investigation remains active, prompting the family to demand answers.
Friends and relatives have since launched a Facebook group and are promoting social media hashtags calling for #JusticeforTrish over their late friend who regularly posted heartwarming videos about her life and relationships on her TikTok account where she had amassed nearly 4,000 followers.
Police only confirmed her and the suspect’s names, a confirmation of arrest and a vague incident report.
The sheriff’s office said they received a call from a woman who said she was out with a man and a young girl.
The male had told the woman that he had been attacked with someone by a knife.
But when the sheriffs arrived they found a woman unconscious with gunshot wounds.
Friends and relatives have since launched a Facebook group and are promoting social media hashtags calling for #JusticeforTrish
Police have only confirmed her and the suspect’s names, a confirmation of arrest and a vague incident report
The report does not identify the female caller, who she was with or who was being initially attacked.
But the woman found unconscious in the 2017 Toyota Tacoma truck was Grooms.
Adding to the mystery, Patricia shared a number of cryptic messages in the days leading up to her death.
In her final Facebook post, shared hours before her alleged killing, she posted about mental health issues.
She shared a post which read: ‘S/o (shout out) to suicidal people who stay alive strictly for the sake of others.
‘I see you. You are important. You are loved. Thank you for being here despite your own feelings,’ the post continues on to say.
‘I hope one day you want to be here just as much as everyone else wants you to.’