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Tashanda Bethea
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1972
Death: Mar., 1990
Barnwell
Barnwell County
South Carolina, USA

First murder victim of serial killer Henry Louis Wallace. She met him sometime around 1989-1990. She was a high school senior in Barnwell, S.C. She was just 18 years old. She was pretty and bright-eyed. Mr. Wallace had a crush on her and wanted to dated her.

Bethea was an 18-year-old high school senior in Barnwell when she first attracted Wallace's attention. The two had a family connection: Their mothers worked at the same factory and were friends.

Mr. Wallace was a person of interest in her murder after her body was discovered in the lake by two fishermen on April 1, 1990, several weeks after she was reported missing in March 1990. He was questioned in connection with her disappearance and murder but was let off because there wasn't enough evidence to arrest him.

Four years later, when he confessed to killing 10 young Black women in Charlotte, he finally confessed to killer Miss Bethea as well.

To this day he was never formally charged with her murder even after confessing to the police about Ms. Bethea's death. As for her family, they were both relieved and saddened by the fact that this man whom Ms. Bethea trusted was a murderer of not only Tashanda, but 10 other women.
He's currently on death row awaiting his execution.

May Ms. Tashanda rest in peace. 
 
Burial:
Hope Memorial Park
Barnwell
Barnwell County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: La Reyna
Record added: May 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19418025
Tashanda Bethea
Added by: Suzie Elmore
 
 
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Rest in peace, my beautiful big sister. I love you very, very much.
- Pinoy Pride
 Added: Apr. 17, 2013
Oh...God I miss you.. I always wonder what I lives would turn out to be.. Well I'm retiring from military...I had a daughter her name is after yours and your moms It's Shantina...crazy huh.... Miss you so much....will never forget you... Not ever...londa
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 Added: Sep. 16, 2012
never forgotten, Shan
- tie t
 Added: Aug. 6, 2012
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