Investigators look for a killer
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) - Investigators in Berkeley County are looking for a killer who shot two women and dumped their bodies in the woods.
Sheriff's investigators say June Guerry, 22, and Dana Woods, 18, were last seen together on Sunday. After a missing person's report was filed, investigators began their search for the pair.
First, authorities found Woods' car burned and left in the Francis Marion National Forest near Cordesville. Tuesday, they found Woods' body near the car and positively identified it Wednesday morning.
About ten miles away from where Woods was found, on Wednesday afternoon officials say someone in the Alvin area noticed a piece of clothing hanging from a tree on Greenwood Drive near Walleye Road. Near the clothing someone found a body in a large pit. Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury identified the body as June Guerry Thursday afternoon.
Salisbury says she died from a gunshot wound but would not specify how many times she was shot or where on her body she was shot.
The area where her body was found is along a dirt road with few houses. One neighbor says he rides his ATV along the road often between the homes in the neighborhood nearby.
"This is a community. We call it Beaver Dam. It's just a small community. Most of the neighbors, everyone knows each other if we aren't all family and we've never had anything like this happen before and really until recently, the last few years, we haven't had any problems with theft or anything. It's kind of shocking to have things like this going on," Hugh Mitchum said.
Berkeley County Sheriff's spokesman Dan Moon says they aren't naming any suspects or persons of interest yet and have spoken to many people for the case.