Crimestoppers: Wanted Suspect Named in Forest Drive Murder Investigation

By April 12, 2019 May 15th, 2019 Press Releases

Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces that CPD officers are investigating last week’s  death at a Forest Drive restaurant as a murder and have identified a suspect in connection with the incident.

Investigators want to locate Conrad Davin Anderson (DOB: 5-3-1971). Once arrested, he will be charged with Murder. The warrant information has been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.

Anderson and the victim who’s been identified by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts as Charles Crane were acquaintances and argued moments before the deadly incident on April 5, 2019 at the 5400 block of Forest Drive.

According to Coroner Watts, Crane died as a result of blunt force injuries and was found deceased outside of the San Jose restaurant.

Citizens with information about the Anderson’s whereabouts or the incident are encouraged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

LOG onto:, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

DOWNLOAD the new P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.