Smith’s mother, Sandy, told the HBO documentary that Smith’s dad, Joel, was called into the sheriff’s office the same morning their son died but before the sheriff arrived, Alex Murdaugh’s brother Randy called.
Randy, who was already doing a workman’s comp claim for Joel, offered to investigate Smith’s death. However, he said he only needed Smith’s electronics and account passwords, Sandy recalled.
“He didn’t ask any questions, ‘I just need those electronics.’ It just didn’t make no sense,” she said.
Then, as she drove past the scene where Smith’s body was found on her way to the funeral home, Sandy Smith said she saw Alex and Randy Murdaugh at the scene, not long after her son’s body had been removed.