Two charged in toddler's death

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. - South Carolina police have charged a man and his girlfriend with homicide by child abuse in the death of a toddler whose body was found encased in concrete in a trash bin.

Berkeley County sheriff's spokesman Dan Moon said 29-year-old Roger Williams and Grace Nichole Trotman were charged today.
Investigators were awaiting results of a DNA test to determine whether the body found Wednesday was that of Rodricus Williams.

Sheriff Wayne DeWitt says the badly decomposed body was that of a young black boy with twists in his hair, matching the description Trotman and Williams had given Charleston police when they reported the boy missing Tuesday night.

Trotman also has been charged in Charleston with filing a false police report.

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