WJBF News Channel 6 has new information in the murder case of a popular Aiken teacher. It's been a little more than three years since Ann Fox Smith was found stabbed to death in her home...and her murder is still unsolved. In fact, investigators haven't made any arrests or even named any suspects...until now. WJBF News Channel 6's Kait Rayner has the new information in the case.
Aiken Department of Public Safety investigators now admit Ann Fox Smith's estranged husband, Wilson Smith, Jr., is a suspect in her murder.
Wilson Smith, Jr. is a karate instructor in Aiken and owns and operates Twin Dragons Martial Arts and Fitness on Dougherty Road there.
Investigators finally admitted they consider Smith a suspect in his estranged wife's murder after we uncovered a 3-year-old public document that named him as a person of interest in the case.
Captain Wendell Hall, Aiken Department of Public Safety: "Mr. Smith remains a person of interest to Public Safety because he has not yet been cleared in this case. This documnet that you showed me is a specific response to a specific question from an insurance company...has notthing to do with the criminal investigation here."
Kait Rayner, reporting: "What was the question?"
Capt. Hall: "They asked, um let me read it here, they asked specifically, 'has he been cleared as a suspect in the investigation?' And, the investigator responded, 'he has not been cleared and is still a suspect.' So he's answering specifically to what he asked."
Now, even though they say Wilson Smith, Jr. is a suspect, police say they're no closer to an arrest than they were before. Ann Fox Smith's son, Wilson Smith III, has also not been cleared.
We contacted Smith and he said he doesn't have a comment.
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