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Suspect in Rembert murder 'felt guilty,' turned self in and confessed

The suspect, Larry Green (Source: Sumter County Sheriff’s Department) The suspect, Larry Green (Source: Sumter County Sheriff’s Department)
The victim, Arthur McDaniel (Source: Sumter County Sheriff’s Department) The victim, Arthur McDaniel (Source: Sumter County Sheriff’s Department)

By Tim Pulliam - email

REMBERT, SC (WIS) - The man accused of killing a Rembert man last week has turned himself in and confessed to Sumter County deputies.

Deputies believe Larry Green, 48, of Rembert, killed 52-year-old Arthur McDaniel on December 9. Sheriff Anthony Dennis said McDaniel was last seen earlier that day at his house on Springhill Road in Rembert.

Around 6:00pm on December 9, McDaniel told family he was going to an ex-girlfriend's house about half an hour away to collect a debt. Green later told deputies he hit McDaniel with a piece of wood and stole $300.

Authorities say Green felt guilty and confessed. On Wednesday, Green led deputies to a wooded area in Rembert and showed them where he dumped McDaniel'ss body.

The news was painful for McDaniel's family, who was hoping for a better outcome to the missing persons search. "It was just a senseless act," said Latisha Billie.

McDaniel's daughter Jessica had been looking for her dad for seven days. "I just never imagined he would be gone this way this soon," said Jessica McDaniel.

A tragic ending for McDaniel's loved ones. "Very happy that they have someone and I hope he pays for it," said Sylvia Droz-Vasquez. "I just hope they throw everything at him and he pays for what he did."

McDaniel's family is also glad Green confessed. They don't know why he did it, and neither do police.

They realize it won't bring him back. With the holiday approaching, McDaniel's family was looking forward to hearing his laughter. "His sense of humor," said Jessica McDaniel. "He's a people person, that's where I get that from. He was a people person and I'll miss that about him."

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