Mallory Beach‘s parents are ready to discuss the night of her death.
As the story develops on the Murdaugh family murders and the alleged financial crimes of Alex Murdaugh, 20/20 spoke to the parents of Mallory, who was involved in a boating accident with Alex’s son Paul Murdaugh in 2019, that left the 19-year-old girl dead. In an E! News exclusive clip, Renee and Phillip Beach open up about their experiences that night and the loss of their daughter.
“I got a call from my mom to ask if Mallory was home with me and I told her no,” Renee recalls in the clip. “And she just said there had been a boat accident.”
As the clip continues, Phillip shares, “I got a phone call from Mallory’s mom saying there had been an accident and she was frantic. I hung up the phone and said, ‘No God, not my child.'”
Renee continued stating that, as a baby, Mallory was “very head strong,” “was always a people person” and “was the child that had to be near you all the time.”
“She followed me everywhere I went,” Phillip added. “She wanted to do what I did. She could be a lady when she needed to be a lady and she could be a tom boy, so to speak. She loved hunting and fishing.”