GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office officials said two people have been charged after a woman was found buried in a shallow grave Tuesday afternoon in southern Greenville County.
Deputies said the victim, Carolyn Felicia Jackson, 60, was found at about 3 p.m. in an open field near Reedy River along Dunklin Bridge Road at Marler Road.
Jackson had been reported missing since March 21.
“Saturday evening we received a call regarding a welfare check of the missing person. When we got there to the residence on Daventon Road we discovered that she was missing so we placed her on NCIC as a missing person,” Lt. Ryan Flood said.
7 News previously reported on the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Search and Rescue Team were searching for her near her home on Daventon Road.
“She had been living there and the two of them had been staying there. I don’t know for exactly how long but they had been staying with her for some time,” Flood said.
According to arrest warrants, Amanda Marie Scott, 36, and Denardis Jamont Kilgo, 39, had been staying with Jackson and kidnapped around March 14.
The arrest warrants said Jackson was found tied and restrained with Christmas light cords and tape. She was wrapped in a way that would have prevented her from breathing. She also suffered blunt force trauma.
“We do know that it’s a very brutal and heinous murder and following that they buried her in the shallow grave,” Flood said.
The warrants said the crimes happened at their residence, located in the 500 block of Daventon Road in Honea Path.
Scott and Kilgo have each been charged with kidnapping and murder.
“We were fortunate enough to find the people so quickly who were responsible for her death, get them in custody and now they’re sitting at the Greenville County Detention Center waiting for a bond hearing,” Flood said.
Deputies will continue to investigate a motive.