Scene of six deaths goes up for auction

JOSHUA S. KELLY - INDEX-JOURNAL The house at 2007 Callison Highway will go up for auction on www.auction.com this morning at 6:30 a.m. and bidding will last until 10 a.m. Monday.

With a starting bid of $10,000, the house at 2007 Callison Highway is up for auction from this morning through Monday.

The owner of the mobile home, which has four bedrooms and two baths, doesn't list one particular piece of history: six people died at the home in 2013 in a suspected murder-suicide that captured national headlines.

Bryan Eugene Sweatt, his girlfriend, her parents and two children were found shot to death at the residence on Oct. 29, 2013, according to the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office.

The empty mobile home sits on its grassy lot, with no distinctive features to mark the home's history. A neighbor declined to comment on the home's sale.

The auction on the property will begin at 6:30 a.m. today, and will end 10 a.m. Monday on www.auction.com. A representative from the website said all property information that is provided from previous sellers is automatically uploaded to a disclosure agreement, which can be found online.

While the Sweatt incident isn't listed in the disclosure documentation for the property, state statute exempts deaths and manners of death from disclosure.

Oct. 29, 2013

A man called the sheriff's office on Oct. 29, 2013, to say he was at the residence contemplating suicide, according to an incident report. In the background of the call, a woman could be heard saying "do not point that at me" before the phone disconnected, the report said.

Next door, a neighbor called saying children who lived with the family at 2007 Callison Highway had come over to her home, the report said -- the children told her Sweatt shot their mother.

Sweatt's girlfriend, her parents, and two children were found dead in the home, along with Sweatt.