Update: ECSO Investigating Suspicious Death

​The Advertiser learned Thursday, Sept. 17, that the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death off Rachel Lane in the Ridge Spring section of Edgefield County.  Details are few, but the Advertiser can confirm that the SC Department of Law Enforcement has been called in to assist with the investigation.  The Edgefield County Coroner’s Office told the Advertiser, Thursday, that an autopsy was scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday.  No other details were being released at this time.  The Advertiser will continue to follow this story and bring updates as they become available.  


​The Edgefield County Coroner’s Office confirmed for the Advertiser, Friday, Sept. 18, that an identification has been made regarding the suspicious death off Rachel Road.  The deceased has been identified as Thomas Lee Gainey, 60, of Lexington, SC.  However, the Coroner’s Office said that a cause of death has not yet been determined as toxicology results are still pending.  The ECSO told the Advertiser, Friday, that they are not ready to release any other details surrounding this case at this time as it is an active, ongoing investigation.  

One Response to "Update: ECSO Investigating Suspicious Death"

  1. Onebigbird   November 18, 2020 at 2:52 am

    This Guy is Bad news! Jerry Galloway, his street name is “Casper” he just got through doing a 10 year prison sentence. He’s a “Methamphetamine user/dealer/ manufacturer.
    The guy usually has a large hand gun and is always ready to use it. A guaranteed flight risk as he has proven that with previous flights from law enforcement.
    Galloway fled by foot once when law enforcement converged on the residence he was living in ” his 80 + year old parents home” while trying to serve a warrant. It was discovered that he was manufacturing methamphetamine at the very moment law enforcement arrived. Galloway fled on foot and was able to elude them until weeks later a duplicate attempt was made to apprehend him. The second attempt was successful, he was found hiding in a closet, he was also manufacturing at that moment too.
    Im not sure why this individual is even on the streets. The updated reports state that a resident heard men talking on the bridge? That means Galloway had someone with him to assist with dumping that barrel with the body.
    How could they let him bond out in two days time? Where is he now? And who was with him? And why was he not charged with murder?