MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV)-- In a press conference on Saturday Coroner Rae Wooten confirmed that the body found on Friday is that of missing woman Dara Lee Watson.
Watson was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head. The coroner says Watson was identified by dental records.
The discovery of the body wasn't far from where Watson's burnt car was found last week -- about 60 yards away. Police say that because of heavy rain, the ground settled and revealed her location.
Police believe Watson was killed sometime between Monday and Tuesday in the home she shared with David Hedrick. He then took her out to Francis Marion National Forest and buried her in a shallow grave.
Watson was reported missing on Friday, Feb 10th by her employer when she didn't show up from work. Her fiance, David Hedrick was found dead in their home on North Creek Drive hours later. He was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police say Hedrick was planning to leave town before he took his own life. They found a resignation letter on his computer.
Wednesday, February 22 2012 6:51 PM EST2012-02-22 23:51:23 GMT
Friends and family gathered at the Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Boone, N.C. Wednesday for the funeral of Dara Lee Watson. A poem, chosen by her mother, graced the inside of the funeral program.More >>