Pregnant Woman Found Dead in Woods was Killed

8:22 PM, Mar 1, 2013   |    comments
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Richland County, SC (WLTX) - The Richland County Coroner's office says a pregnant woman found dead in a woods fire had been shot.

Coroner Gary Watts released his findings Friday afternoon.

Firefighters found the woman's body off Screaming Eagle Road Thursday afternoon as they were putting out a woods fire.

Watts says the woman was shot and killed first, then set on fire.

The victim is an African-American female, 20 to 35 years of age and probably at the lower end of that age range, approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighed between 120 and 135 pounds.

Watts says the woman was 21-weeks pregnant.

Anyone with information concerning the possible identification of the victim is asked to call the Richland County Coroners office at 803-576-1799. Anyone with information on the death should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to Crimestoppers of the Midlands. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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