Autopsy Results released in Cawthon Case

The body of the Caucasian female discovered Wednesday evening, May 3, 2017, at 496 Welcome Church Road near Westminster has been identified as 33-year-old Rebecca Allon Murray Cawthon. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis announces that her manner of death has been classified as a homicide. The autopsy showed she sustained multiple gunshot wounds that included a fatal gunshot wound to the chest and a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Addis reports that it is estimated Cawthon died on the night of April 17, or the early morning of April 18. After questioning Cawthon’s husband Wednesday night, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office took him into custody and named him the suspect in the homicide. Lee Cawthon remains in the Oconee County Detention Center on murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, domestic violence, and manufacturing marijuana charges.