Midlands family still seeks answers in unsolved murder of man found in shallow grave

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A Kershaw County family is still searching for answers in the unsolved murder of their loved one.

The body of 34-year-old Adam Ray Davis was found in a shallow grave 10 weeks after he was reported missing from Kershaw County in 2017.

Now, Davis' family along with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department continue to look for answers.

"Well, Adam was my baby," Davis' mother, Kathy McCaskill said.

The 34-year-old victim was McCaskill's last-born child. He and his children were living with McCaskill when he went missing on December 29, 2016.

McCaskill said she wasn't too worried at first, though.

"His children were with their mother. It was during the Christmas break and so, we were not real alarmed at first because that was not the first time that he had stayed out all night," she explained.

But when unanswered calls became calls going straight to voicemail, worry began to set in.

"His boss said, 'this is not Adam. He knew he was supposed to meet this customer and if he was going to be late, he would call me," McCaskill said.

"A year ago, today, any mother's worst nightmare, came true for me," McCaskill recalled.

Davis was found in a shallow grave with no visible injuries.

"And then the next day after an autopsy, it was confirmed that he had been murdered," McCaskill said.

No arrests have been made in the case, but authorities say the unsolved murder is an ongoing investigation.

"I would have never thought that I was going to deal with my son having been murdered. After 10 long weeks in that shallow grave, I wasn't allowed to see my son for that last time," McCaskill said.

"Justice for Adam" bracelets are just one way the family keeps his memory alive.

"Did I tell him I loved him the last time I saw him? I'm not 100% sure if I did. So, you know, and we hear this all the time, but it's so important. Let people know because you truly, truly never know when that last time might be – that they walk out that door and you won't see them again," McCaskill said.

If you have any information on this crime, you're encouraged to contact the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department.

A remembrance ceremony is being held for Adam at Memorial Park in Bethune, Saturday, at 4:00 PM.

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