Deputies: Spartanburg woman's disappearance could have Lowcountry ties

Goodlett and Howard

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) -- Deputies from two counties said Monday they are searching for a missing Spartanburg woman who may be in the Lowcountry.

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, Nicole Goodlett was last seen on Feb. 20 and they believe foul play may be involved in her disappearance.

Her family reported her missing on March 12. They have since put up a $2,000 reward for information leading to her return.

"We are asking this community and anyone who may have just a very small bit of information to contact the Spartanburg or Berkeley County sheriff's department immediately," the family said in a prepared release. "We need your communities' help to find our daughter."

Crime Stoppers has also put in a $1,000 reward.

Officials said Goodlett was living with her boyfriend at the time of her disappearance, adding that there was one domestic violence report between the two.

GoodlettGoodlett'send, identified by authorities as Jerald Howard, is a person of interest in the case, and he has family in Berkeley County.

Goodlett has three children, 9-month-old twins and a 5-year-old boy. Two have been taken into the custody of Department of Social Services agents; the third is with Goodlett's parents.

Howard is the father of the twin girls.

"The last thing Nicole's son asked us to do was to ask the police to tell his mother where he was so she could come pick him up and take him and his little sisters home," the family's statement read.

Spartanburg deputies described Goodlett as a 5-foot, 10-inch black woman weighing about 130 pounds. Deputies said she also goes by the name Alazay or Zay.

She also has several tattoos: a rose bush on the outside of her lower right leg with the names James, Bozena, Daniel, Nicole and Jessica; the word "Capricorn" on her right wrist; three Chinese symbols below her navel; and a digital QR code on her left ankle.

Anyone with information on Goodlett is asked to call the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office at 843-719-4412, the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office at 864-596-2222, or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.