Student murdered trying to sell truck on Craigslist

College of Charleston student William “Alex” Apps, age 25, died on Oct. 3 after being kidnapped and shot while trying to sell his truck on Craigslist. While he died on Oct. 3, his body was not found until Monday, Oct. 7 in Mt. Pleasant.

Live 5 News reported that Apps used Craigslist to try and sell his truck. Jquan Scott, 19, and Isaac Williams, 20, responded to his ad and met him at Hardee’s in downtown Charleston to test drive it before purchasing. Scott and Williams have been charged with kidnapping and murdering Apps. According to The Post & Courier, the Charleston County Coroner’s office determined Apps died from a gunshot wound to the head. His body was found near a power substation in Mt. Pleasant on Monday night.

A representative of the College said he was a history major who returned to the College in 2012 to complete his degree. According to the Facebook page dedicated to his memory, “Justice for Alex Apps,” he was selling his truck to pay for his tuition. In the two days since the Facebook page was created, it has received over 30,000 “likes.”

According to an e-mail sent to the student body, Apps’ funeral is on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Bluffton, SC. He will be buried in the New Hope Cemetery in Lexsey, GA.


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Leah is a managing editor of CisternYard News. She is a senior, majoring in Communication.

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