Crime & Courts Richmond Co. | Columbia Co. | Aiken Co. |

Body found by missing woman's husband

Sunday, May 13, 2012 4:05 PM
Last updated Monday, May 14, 2012 12:52 AM
  • Follow Crime & courts

Authorities said Sunday they hope an autopsy will determine if a badly decomposed body found over the weekend in Aiken County is Melody Boughman, 56, a woman reported missing last month.

Melody Boughman, 56, was reported missing in April.  FILE PHOTO
Melody Boughman, 56, was reported missing in April.

Capt. Troy Elwell, of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, said the autopsy was scheduled Monday morning at state facilities in Newberry, S.C.

Boughman’s husband, who was not named, found a woman’s remains about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in a heavily wooded area off the 1000 block of Double Springs Road, Elwell said. The body was too badly decomposed to either identify or determine a cause of death, Elwell said.

According to police, Boughman was last seen by her husband at their home April 20. At the time, police believed the woman left the residence on foot without money, identification or medicine for an undisclosed medical condition after a fight with her husband.

Authorities also thought she had her husband’s .22-caliber pistol with her.

Comments (1) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
AutumnLeaves 05/13/12 - 11:27 pm
Is the last name misspelled?

I thought her name was Melody Baughman, not Boughman. Could you check please?

Back to Top
Top headlines
Defense bill would boost AU program
Augusta University administrators are waiting for Congress to pass the defense authorization bill because it contains an amendment that lets the school extend its cybersecurity program to ROTC.
Search Augusta jobs