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Malik Spencer

Age 18

Bamberg, South Carolina

Worked the sound board every Sunday

Christmas was lonely without their responsible and God-loving son.

A senior at Whale Branch Early College High School, he worked the sound board at Love House Ministries Church every Sunday morning. He also worked the past two summers with Beaufort County Pals summer camp. He was awarded “Camp Leader of the Summer” one year. He had a part-time job at Wendy’s.

On Dec. 18, 2018, Malik Spencer, 18, left for school, with $10 for pizza. Three days later his vehicle was found abandoned in a rural area. Spencer was missing for more than month before his body was found in Bamberg, South Carolina.

By Melat Eskender · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 40 community volunteers

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Kenwon Parker

A wide receiver, almost sweet sixteen

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Dontae Rodruis Drew

Always told mom he loved her

DaVonte Friedman

A bullet blocked his community activism

Yudjy Farly Cherubin

Youth deacon never will preach again

Caleb Logan Butts

Teen’s death left teachers, classmates heartbroken

Karlonzo A. Taylor

Teen dreamed of becoming a veterinarian

Erin Carey

Dreamer, football player, mentor, tragic death

Jaraius Terrell Gilbert Jr

Community helper, passionate athlete, American tragedy

Antonio Malik Douglas

Mom issues plea: End gun violence

Dorian Damiquez Harris

Joyful boy loved to smile, laugh

Sandra Parks

Her dream, deferred. Her life, gone.

JeQuan M. Strozier

Basketball court dedicated to former player

Tihami Ayaz

Active light in community flickered out

Alexa Denice Montez

Her father’s “greatest gift,” he said

Isaiah Starry

Active life. Lively community. Broken bonds.

Alaina Joann Petty

Remained selfless until her last breath

Aric Whaley

He helped his neighbors shovel snow

Zachary Anthony Segura

One heart stopped. Another one begins.