Belton domestic incident under investigation

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Just before 11 a.m. Wednesday, Anderson County Sheriff’s Eeputies responded to a residence on Wood Valley Drive in Belton in reference to a welfare check.

Once on scene, officers were unable to make contact with anyone at the home but they noticed that the front door of the residence was unsecured. Based on the circumstances, they entered the house and found Lisa Michelle Loudermilk, WF, age 33, deceased. The coroner’s office was notified.

During the subsequent investigation, deputies learned that Ms. Loudermilk’s husband, Clyde Dennis Loudermilk, Jr. WM, age 34, had left the residence earlier in the day accompanied by their three young children, ages 5, 10, and 12, and that he had dropped them off with relatives in Murphy, North Carolina.

The investigation also revealed that Clyde Loudermilk had contacted several relatives indicating that he had killed his wife as the result of a domestic dispute and was going to take his own life.

Anderson County investigators are currently in contact with authorities in Rabun County, Georgia, since it appears that Mr. Loudermilk has committed suicide in that locale.