Merlocke Drive Homicide

Family Member Arrested

Emily Gill
July 06, 2020 - 3:18 pm
Jail Cell Block - Getty Images

Released by the Greenville Police Department.

On July 5, 2020, at approximately 09:20 AM, officers responded to a death investigation at 6 Merlocke Drive.

Once on scene, officers located the victim, 93 year old Frances Mattison deceased on the bedroom floor of her residence.

It was later determined that the victim sustained injuries to the neck from an edged weapon and ultimately succumbed to those injuries.

The victim was discovered by a family member who immediately summoned the police.

While on scene, officers were able to obtain statements from witnesses and gather evidence that led investigators to 42 year old Joel Corey Brown.

Joel Corey Brown - GPD

Brown is the victim’s great nephew and resided at her home.

Joel Corey Brown was charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime.

Brown was apprehended yesterday in Laurens by the Carolina’s Regional Fugitive Taskforce, without incident.


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