Funeral set for SC boy buried in concrete

Rodricus Fred Williams is seen in an undated photo provided by Charleston, SC Police Dept. Authorities have been searching for 2-year-old Rodricus Fred Williams since he was first reported to have fallen into a river in Charleston, SC Tuesday night, July 6. The Berkeley County Sheriff's office confirmed Thursday that a body was found inside a trash can filled with concrete and left in the woods of Orangeburg County on Wednesday July 7, 2010 . They are awaiting the results of a DNA test to determine if the body found is that of the missing boy.

CHARLESTON, S.C.  - Funeral arrangements are set for the 2-year-old South Carolina boy authorities say was buried under 400 pounds of concrete in a trash can.

Palmetto Mortuary says funeral services for Rodricus Williams are being held at noon today at the Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Charleston.

The boy's father and his girlfriend were arrested Thursday, two days after authorities say the couple concocted a story about the boy falling into the Charleston Harbor near a popular tourist destination.

Authorities say Roger Williams and Grace Nichole Trotman led them to an abandoned mobile home in a rural area some 55 miles northwest of Charleston, where the boy's remains were discovered in a concrete-filled plastic trash can.

Williams and Trotman are in jail and no bond has been set.

 

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