COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The hunt is on for the person who shot and killed a woman who was placed in a wheelchair and left at Palmetto Health Richland.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department said the 20-year-old victim, identified as Mayra Sanchez, was dropped off at the hospital around 3:30 a.m. with a brutal wound to the upper body. Her boyfriend, identified as Albertus Lewis, 24, placed her in a wheelchair, investigators said, and left the scene.
Sanchez later died at the hospital.
"Broke my heart, ya know," Raymundo Sanchez, Mayra's father said. "This is horrible for me and my family."
Lewis has been charged with obstruction of justice. However, investigators are looking for someone to charge with the victim's murder.
"Mainly, as you know, to solve a crime we have to have a crime scene," Lt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff's Department explained. "And we have to determine exactly where it happened and when you don't have people cooperating, it makes it kind of difficult."
A Go Fund Me account has been set up to raise money for the funeral of Sanchez. If you would like to donate, click here.
If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372), Text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), visit www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.