Mallory Beach died in February 2019:
According to a police report obtained by e! News, authorities believe, Paul, 19, was driving his father’s 17-foot boat over Archer Creek when it crashed into a bridge, throwing six people aged 18 to 20 into the water. Five of the six passengers were spotted shortly afterwards, aged 19 Mallory Beach Not found anywhere.
A week later, the Beach family’s worst fears came true when its wreckage was found about five miles from the crash site. An autopsy report said the cause of death was drowning and severe injuries.
In the midst of their grief, the beach family filed a false death lawsuit against Alex, a convenience store chain, and the 25-year-old. Richard Alexander “Buster” Mardag Jr., Alleging that the defendants supplied alcohol to a group of minors. E! The news reached Mordau’s family spokesman and lawyer for comment, but did not return.
But when the Beach family moved quickly to seek justice for their daughter, authorities were slow to make an arrest, sparking speculation that the family’s condition may be protecting Paul.
These claims were pure gossip, but it certainly didn’t help that the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said in multiple court documents that Paul was “uncooperative” during the entire investigation and that officers did not test alcohol on him.