$5K Reward Offered in Case of Missing Goose Creek Man

March 2, 2018, 9:46 am EST | Share:

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (MEGAN RIVERS, WTAT-TV) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to a missing Berkeley County man. Several days have passed since anyone has seen 20-year-old Tyreek Pettigrew.

As the hours have turned to days, Felecia Pettigrew says she is losing hope in finding her son alive.

“In my heart as a mother, I think my son is dead. God knows I hope I am wrong, but I think my son is dead.”

Pettigrew says Tyreek left their Moncks Corner home on Tuesday, February 20th.

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.”

His car was found burned off Clements Ferry Road in Berkeley County last Tuesday, but there were no signs of the missing man.

But she said there were no signs of her son. Pettigrew said Tyreek never stays away from home too long, but that he typically moves in silence. “Tyreek was very secretive about himself,” she said.

Capt. Michael Crumbly said the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating and U.S. Marshals 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 in constant prayer. 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, but 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.

Pettigrew is 5’10” in height and approximately 150 lbs. If you have any information on where Tyreek is, you’re asked to call Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111. Officers want to remind everyone that tip line is anonymous.