Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Business Partner of Missing Couple found Dead

Dennis Gerwing, a former business partner of missing couple John and Liz Calvert has committed suicide leaving behind two hand written notes, according sources and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.


Dennis Gerwing Photo By Bill Littell

The body of Dennis Gerwing, deemed by the Sheriff’s Office as a “person of interest in the disappearance case,” was found today in the upstairs bathroom of a Sea Pines villa his company manages.

Top law enforcement officers, the coroner and the area’s solicitor converged on the Swallowtail of Sea Pines condo complex after 4 p.m. today. The body was removed around 7 p.m.

he notes Gerwing left are being studied for statement analysis by forensic investigators with the State Law Enforcement Division.

The condos are managed by The Club Group, according to Beaufort County legal records. The Sheriff’s Office said earlier today that Gerwing, chief financial officer of The Club Group, was the last person to see the couple together before they were reported missing March 4.

Gerwing’s home, business and cars were searched Saturday by authorities in relation to the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of John and Liz Calvert, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office reported earlier today.

Chris’ thoughts:

This is of course a very tragic turn of events. I’m shocked and now fear the worst for John and Liz Calvert. I continue to pray for their safe return but must admit this news makes it rather unlikely.

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