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Deputies find bodies of 2 Orangeburg women, tracking suspect

Officials say the investigation indicates 27-year-old Vincente Mendoza took the 39-year-old victim's vehecle and drove to Louisiana where he was involved in a car accident.

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WACH) - Deputies are tracking a murder suspect after the bodies of two Orangeburg women were found Tuesday morning.

According to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, the bodies of a 21-year-old woman and a 39-year-old woman were found behind an abandoned trailer off Collinswood Drive in a wooded area.

"Relatives of the 21-year-old victim contacted law enforcement on Monday after the victim made no contact with her family since Sunday. Officers searched the 21-year-old victim's last known location off Snake Swamp Road Monday night and Tuesday Morning," said Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

Officials say the investigation indicates 27-year-old Vincente Mendoza took the 39-year-old victim's vehecle and drove to Louisiana where he was involved in a car accident.

Mendoza has not been taken into custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

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