Body found in wooded area near Spruill Avenue identified as missing woman; two arrested

Charleston County News

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities in North Charleston announced the arrest of two suspects after a body was found in a wooded area near Spruill Avenue and Arbutus Avenue late Tuesday night.

The victim has also been identified in the case.

According to the North Charleston Police Department, detectives responded to the scene and searched the area where they located a body that was partially covered by branches and other items.

During an investigation, investigators identified two suspects involved in the death of the individual.

Curtis A. Smith, 65, is charged with murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a violent crime and Antolene Smith, 45, is charged with accessory after the fact of murder.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as 36-year-old Jennifer grant, who had been reported missing by the North Charleston Police Department prior to the discovery of her body.

The coroner’s office reported the cause of death is sharp force injury and is considered a homicide.

An investigation is on-going. Count on us for the latest.

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