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Woman, 26, charged with killing 82-year-old

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Yahisha Barr (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center) Yahisha Barr (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center)
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BISHOPVILLE, SC (WIS) -

A Bishopville woman has been arrested and charged with killing an 82-year-old man who was found dead inside his home Monday evening.

Bishopville Police Chief Calvin Collins says forensic evidence led officers to 26-year-old Yahisha Barr. She was apprehended about 6 hours after George Hardoman's body was discovered on the kitchen floor of his South Lee Street residence.

Collins says the two were neighbors and acquaintances but a motive for the killing has not been determined. The chief says there was no sign of a burglary.

Hardoman's daughter, who lives in Maryland, called authorities after not being able to get in touch with him, Collins said.

When police arrived to the home around 6 p.m. to do a welfare check, officers found an open door and Hardoman's body on the floor.

Authorities have not released a cause of death because the investigation is ongoing, Collins said.

Barr is being held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

The case has been turned over to SLED.

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