The family of Tyreek Pettigrew, 20, is offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to his recovery. He’s been missing since Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Berkeley County Sheriff’s Officers said they’re actively searching for Tyreek. His car was found off Clements Ferry Road, burned, last Tuesday.
His mother, Felecia Pettigrew, said with each passing hour, she’s losing hope. “I think my son is dead. God knows I hope I’m wrong, but I think my son is dead.”
Pettigrew said Tyreek left their Moncks Corner home last Tuesday. Charleston Police were the first to tell her something was wrong. “About 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. is when they came and told me they found his car on fire.”
But she said there were no signs of her son. Pettigrew said her son never stays away from home for long, but that he typically moves in silence. “Tyreek was very secretive about himself,”
Capt. Michael Crumbly said the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating and U.S. Marshalls are also on the case, hopeful they’ll find Tyreek alive. “We’re still hoping that someone can provide us information that can help find him and return him to his family.”
The Pettigrew family said they’re praying constantly. Tyreek’s cousin and family pastor, Michael Samuels, is pleading for friends of Tyreek to speak up if they know anything. “Nobody’s saying nothing, nobody is making any effort. He had all these friends, yet nobody seems to know what happened to him.”
Samuels said if for nothing else, to provide closure to an already grieving mother.
“I hope they would come forward and tell me why, they did what they did it, I just want to know why,” Pettigrew pleaded.
If you have any information on where Tyreek Pettigrew is, you’re asked to call Lowcountry Crimestoppers at 843-554-1111. Officers remind that the tip line is anonymous.