The 1,700-acre South Carolina hunting lodge where Alex Murdoff, once a prominent state attorney, killed his wife and young son has sold for $3.9 million, according to a sale deed.
Murdaf was found guilty Killed his wife Maggie Murduff and son Paul at the rural estate earlier this month. Buyers are James A. Ayer and Jeffrey L. Godley, according to court documents, which were filed March 22 in South Carolina and seen by CBS MoneyWatch.
Proceeds from the sale will go to victims of a 2019 boating accident involving the Moordoff family’s surviving sons, Buster and Paul, the Greenville News reported, citing a settlement approved in January by a South Carolina judge.
Mallory Beach, a 19-year-old woman, died in the boating accident. The bulk of the proceeds, about $2.7 million, will go to Beach’s family, as well as two survivors of the crash, the newspaper said. Another boating accident survivor will receive $100,000, while Buster Murdaugh will receive $530,000. About $300,000 of the additional funds will go to a settlement fund for Alex Murdoff’s financial victims, among other payments to cover creditors and legal fees.
An estimated 3,000 people showed up for the auction of items from the Mossel estate on Thursday – triple the usual crowd, said Emily McGarry, who works for the auction house. to say CBS News.
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A Yeti cup, which normally sells for around $35, was bought for $400. Other bidders bought a sofa set for $30,000, while a pair of longhorns hanging on the wall sold for $10,000, he said.
Proceeds from the auction will go to the Mosel estate and will be paid according to the settlement agreement, the Greenville News reported.
Mosel Estates has a “well-appointed” 5,275-square-foot house that was custom-built in 2011, which can be converted into a “weekend hunting lodge with a capacity to sleep 15,” according to the real estate listing.
“Complete with commercial-grade appliances and a large game room, (the home) is perfect for entertaining large groups,” the real estate listing notes.
The estate comes with a 1,140-square-foot guest cottage, as well as 2.5 miles of river frontage that offers freshwater fishing, kayaking and other sports, it noted.
The listing also notes that Mosel includes “12 run dog kennels” on the property. On June 7, 2021, Maggie and Paul Murdoff were found dead in a dog kennel on the Murdoff family’s property. The real estate listing did not mention the location of the murder or crime scene.