Arrest warrants: DNA links Marlboro County man to the killing of woman, kidnapping of girl

BENNETTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) – Arrest warrants obtained by WBTW against Jejauncey Harrington, 32, in the murder of Ella Lowery and the kidnapping of her eight-year-old daughter show DNA evidence links the suspect to both crimes.

The warrants say the murder occurred at the home of Ella Lowery, 36, on May 5 on Craig Circle in Bennettsville.

Ella Shantrica Lowery
Source: Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office

According to the warrant, Harrington stabbed Ella Lowery multiple times with a sharp object. Phone records, witnesses, and Facebook records proved a relationship existed between Harrington and Ella Lowery. DNA from a cigarette recovered at the scene was analyzed by SLED’s forensic lab and Harrington’s DNA profile matched to the cigarette.

The warrant adds DNA recovered in Harrington’s car was analyzed by SLED’s forensic lab and matched that of Iyana Lowery.

Anyone with information related to the disappearance of 8-year-old Iyana Lowery is asked to call the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office at 843-479-5605.

This case is being investigated by the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office, FBI, and SLED.