Police find missing SC woman's cell phone

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 8:13 AM
Last updated 1:02 PM
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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Police have found a cell phone belonging to a Mount Pleasant woman who’s been missing more than a week.

Divers searching small ponds near where 30-year-old Dara Lee Watson and her former fiancée lived found the phone Thursday.

Investigators think the phone was used Feb. 8 by David Hedrick to mislead the woman’s family and employer about her safety. Text messages said Watson was fine.

Officials say someone who gave Hedrick a ride from the woods saw him walking with a shovel.

Hedrick shot himself to death Feb. 10 in their home. Watson was last seen Feb. 6. Her burned car was found Feb. 7 in the Francis Marion National Forest.

A candlelight vigil was planned Friday night in Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park across the Cooper River from Charleston.

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happychimer
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happychimer 02/17/12 - 10:02 am
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What is a wopman?

What is a wopman?

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 02/17/12 - 10:11 am
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Thanks Happy. It's fixed.

Thanks Happy. It's fixed.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 02/17/12 - 02:12 pm
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So the theory now is...he

So the theory now is...he killed her, hid her body, went back home and killed himself? Hmmmmmm.

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