September 2, 2014

Body of SC missing woman identified

A Charleston County coroner has identified the body of a woman found down a South Carolina dirt road Monday. The body found along a dirt road in the Parkers Ferry community was determined to be that of 27-year-old Alexis Lukaitis of Bluffton.

The Post and Courier reports Lukaitis is the South Carolina woman reported missing by her fiance, Michael Bartley, on Monday. He told Beaufort County deputies that his fiance left Sunday afternoon to take a friend to Charleston, and never returned. Charleston County deputies say workers found her body on Monday morning along the dirt road about 65 miles from Bluffton. Charleston County deputy coroner Dottie Lindsay would not say how Lukaitis died because the investigation is ongoing.