Stephen Smith's family raises money to have body exhumed for private autopsy almost 2 years after Murdaugh case prompted renewed scrutiny

The family of a 19-year-old found dead in the middle of a South Carolina road in 2015 will seek to have his body exhumed, they announced last week, almost two years after state authorities reopened a probe into his death based on information learned while investigating the murders of Margaret "Maggie" Murdaugh and Paul Murdaugh.

The family of Stephen Smith has raised more than $60,000 to put towards the exhumation and a private autopsy in what his mother described on a GoFundMe page as a "fight for justice." Attorneys for the family said they would petition a court to proceed with exhuming Smith's body, which requires a judge's permission.

CNN's Christina Maxouris contributed to this report.