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A 64-year-old U.S. postal worker, was reportedly shot and killed while on tour in South Carolina this week, and officials are now seeking the public help in identifying possible suspects.
Irene Pressley was found dead Monday afternoon in Williamsburg County, while working for the U.s. Post Office spokesperson, Jessica Adams, is confirmed.
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Pressley, 64, had worked for the agency for more than 22 years before she was murdered in the rural town of Andrews, S. C., ABC News reported.
Adams told the outlet that Pressley “on the trail”, when she was killed, but did not say when her body was found in a mail carrier’s vehicle. They, too, declined to comment on the specifics of the location where the victim was found.
“At this point in time, the U. s. Postal Inspection Service, and the safety and well-being of the postal service, employees very seriously,” a statement by the agency for the development of reading. “Postal Inspectors, along with the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina law Enforcement Division are investigating the recent murder of a USPS Rural carrier, Irene Pressley.”
The authorities will also have to be relatively quiet about Pressley’s death.
The Williamsburg County Coroner, Harrison McKnight, said that the death appears to be murder, but an official autopsy will be performed to determine an official cause of death.
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The sheriff’s office also released a “wanted” notice with the request from anyone with information about the murder of a letter carrier to come. They have offered a reward for information leading to any arrests in the case.
The killing of a U.S. postal worker, or any of the united states federal government workers and workers in the service-it is a federal crime and is punishable by up to life in prison.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.