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Police still seek suspect in Columbus woman murdered in South Carolina

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) -

Columbus police are still searching for the man suspected of killing the mother of their three year old son.

Leo Deandre Scott, 25, is suspected of killing the mother of their three-year-old child Thursday night in Beaufort County, SC.

Scott is wanted in connection with the murder of Columbus native Valencia Compton. She graduated from Carver High School in Columbus and was in the Navy in South Carolina.  

Investigators say Scott took Compton's car and drove the child to Columbus.


Police found the youngster in good condition late Thursday night. They also found the car in the Walmart parking lot off Buena Vista Road.

According to police, Scott used to work in Columbus and has friends and family in the area. 

Scott is described as around 5'5 and 140 pounds. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus investigators at 706-653-3400.


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