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SC woman who went missing after "Kik" date found dead

Ashley Pegram

CBS aaffiliate WCSC

HARLEYVILLE, S.C. - A 28-year-old South Carolina woman who went missing after an online date has been found dead more than a month after she disappeared.

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Edward Bonilla
Dorchester County Sheriff's Office via CBS affiliate WCSC

Dorchester County authorities told local media outlets that the body of Ashley Nicole Pegram, of Summerville, was found Saturday in some woods near Harleyville.

Thirty-year-old Edward Bonilla had been arrested last week and charged with her murder. He is being held without bond.

Sheriff's Capt. Tony Phinney said investigators found blood in the trunk of Bonilla's car that was consistent with Pegram's DNA profile.

Bonilla originally had been charged with obstruction of justice. He had told investigators he took Pegram home after they went out April 3. Investigators said they met through the social media site "Kik."

Coroner Chris Nisbet confirmed the death was a homicide but said he would not release further information while the investigation continues.