Authorities are investigating the deaths of a woman and a child found dead in their beds in a Summerville home as homicides.
Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury identified the victims Wednesday as 26-year-old Ashley Kaney and 8-year-old Riley Burdick.
The coroner says autopsies are planned and has not said when or how the two died. But he says the deaths are being investigated as homicides.
Salisbury says a social worker from Sangaree Intermediate School went to the home Tuesday morning after the girl had missed two days of school. When no one answered the door, she called the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.
Neighbors say the woman and girl had lived in the home for about a year.