Funeral arrangements made for Columbus mother murdered in South Carolina

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Final arrangements have been set for a young mother who was murdered last week.

According to relatives, Velencia Compton's family will be receiving guests Friday night from 5 pm to 7 pm at Striffler Hamby Mortuary.  Compton's funeral will also be at Striffler Hamby mortuary Saturday at 1 pm.

Leo Deandre Scott, 25, is suspected of killing the mother of their three-year-old child on Jan 26 in Beaufort County, SC.  Police say Scott took their child and drove to Columbus where he dropped off the child with his family members.

Compton was expected be promoted to Petty Officer will be buried with Naval honors.

Crime stoppers in now offering a $1,000 reward for any information on Scott's whereabouts.

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