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TikTok mom, 32, found dead in a truck after ‘being shot multiple times in front of her child’

A mother-of-two was shot and killed in front of her child in South Carolina as her boyfriend of only a few weeks has been arrested and charged with murder in a case shrouded in mystery. 

Patricia Grooms, 32, who regularly shared family videos on TikTok, was allegedly shot multiple times by Billy Mclean Head III, 38, and her body was found inside a truck on November 12.

He is being held in Colleton County Detention Center and has been denied bail.  

Patricia Grooms, pictured in one of her TikTok videos with her son and alleged killer Billy Mclean Head III standing in the background, was shot dead in South Carolina

Grooms, 32, was allegedly shot multiple times by her boyfriend, 38, and her body was found inside a truck on November 12

Grooms, 32, was allegedly shot multiple times by her boyfriend, 38, and her body was found inside a truck on November 12

The suspect has been charged with murder and is being held in Colleton County Detention Center and has been denied bail

The suspect has been charged with murder and is being held in Colleton County Detention Center and has been denied bail

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office are yet to provide details on the case while the investigation remains active, prompting the family to demand answers.

Friends and relatives have since launched a Facebook group and are promoting social media hashtags calling for #JusticeforTrish over their late friend who regularly posted heartwarming videos about her life and relationships on her TikTok account where she had amassed nearly 4,000 followers.

Police only confirmed her and the suspect’s names, a confirmation of arrest and a vague incident report. 

The sheriff’s office said they received a call from a woman who said she was out with a man and a young girl.

The male had told the woman that he had been attacked with someone by a knife.

But when the sheriffs arrived they found a woman unconscious with gunshot wounds.  

Friends and relatives have since launched a Facebook group and are promoting social media hashtags calling for #JusticeforTrish

Friends and relatives have since launched a Facebook group and are promoting social media hashtags calling for #JusticeforTrish

Police have only confirmed her and the suspect's names, a confirmation of arrest and a vague incident report

Police have only confirmed her and the suspect’s names, a confirmation of arrest and a vague incident report

The report does not identify the female caller, who she was with or who was being initially attacked.

But the woman found unconscious in the 2017 Toyota Tacoma truck was Grooms.

Adding to the mystery, Patricia shared a number of cryptic messages in the days leading up to her death.

In her final Facebook post, shared hours before her alleged killing, she posted about mental health issues.

She shared a post which read: ‘S/o (shout out) to suicidal people who stay alive strictly for the sake of others.

‘I see you. You are important. You are loved. Thank you for being here despite your own feelings,’ the post continues on to say.

‘I hope one day you want to be here just as much as everyone else wants you to.’ 

She also uploaded a TikTok video addressed to ‘all the people who don’t like me’. 

Patricia had been turning her life around and was happier and healthier after going sober and leaving previous abusive relationships, a friend said

Patricia had been turning her life around and was happier and healthier after going sober and leaving previous abusive relationships, a friend said

Her family is now pushing for the sheriff’s office to release more information and have asked the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) for help. 

At this point, the SLED say they are not involved in the case. 

But the family said they do not trust the sheriff’s office to get justice.

Family friend Megan Campodonico said she has been in touch with Patricia’s husband, who she had separated from.

She said the couple were beginning to patch things up before Head III ‘came out of nowhere’.

Campodonico added that Patricia had been turning her life around and was happier and healthier after going sober and leaving previous abusive relationships.

She added: ‘She impacted every life she touched.’

One coworker and friend said Patricia and the suspect had only been dating for three weeks and does not know how they met.

Grieving friends have posted touching tributes online about the ‘hilarious’ Patricia. 

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