Cops launch investigation into the 2018 'trip-and-fall' death of Alex Murdaugh's housekeeper

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Cops launch investigation into the 2018 'trip-and-fall' death of Alex Murdaugh's housekeeper

Cops launch investigation into 2018 'trip-and-fall' death of South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh's housekeeper - one week after his fa

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Cops launch investigation into 2018 ‘trip-and-fall’ death of South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh’s housekeeper – one week after his failed attempt to arrange his own murder

  • SLED announced Wednesday it is investigating the death of Gloria Satterfield and the handling of her estate
  • Satterfield, 57, died February 2018 after suffering a brain injury after a fall
  • She was the Murdaugh housekeeper for around 25 years  
  • Alex Murdaugh settled a wrongful death claim with her family in 2018 
  • The investigation comes one day after police said Murdaugh paid a former client to shoot him dead for a life insurance scheme


Police have launched an investigation into the 2018 ‘trip-and-fall’ death of Alex Murdaugh’s housekeeper – one day after investigators said the legal scion had paid a hitman to kill him following the double murder of his wife and son.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) announced Wednesday it is now investigating the death of Gloria Satterfield and the handling of her estate.

Satterfield, 57, was the Murdaugh housekeeper for around 25 years when she suffered a fatal brain injury following a mystery fall. She died on February 26 2018.

Alex Murdaugh settled a wrongful death claim with her family that year. 

The investigation marks the latest twist in the Murdaugh family saga which began when Murdaugh’s wife Maggie and son Paul were shot dead back at the family hunting lodge on June 7. 

Three months on, their deaths remain a mystery with no arrests made and no suspects or persons of interest named.    

Then, on September 4, Murdaugh was shot in the head and rushed to hospital where he survived. 

He checked himself into rehab days later for opioid addiction and resigned from his law firm as it emerged he was being investigated for allegedly misappropriating millions of dollars of funds.

Investigators revealed Tuesday Murdaugh had in fact orchestrated the shooting, paying a former client to kill him so that his surviving son Buster could collect a $10 million life insurance payment. 

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) announced Wednesday a probe into the death of Gloria Satterfield (pictured) and the handling of her estate

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) announced Wednesday a probe into the death of Gloria Satterfield (pictured) and the handling of her estate 

Buster, Margaret 'Maggie', Paul and Richard Alex 'Alec' Murdaugh (left to right)

Buster, Margaret ‘Maggie’, Paul and Richard Alex ‘Alec’ Murdaugh (left to right)

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