The mother of a missing Berkeley County teen confirmed Wednesday that it was her daughter’s body found lying next to a burned-out car Tuesday afternoon.
Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies say Jennifer Hill, the mother of 18-year-old Dana Woods, identified Woods’s body Wednesday. Officers said they found Woods about 75 yards away from a charred Chevy Metro she had been driving. Coroner Bill Salisbury told the Charleston Post and Courier that Woods had died from a gunshot wound.
Deputies say they still have not found 22-year-old June Guerry, who was with Woods when she went missing.
Around noon Tuesday, deputies announced that Woods and Guerry had not returned home from a late-night drive. A short time later, officers said they found the car in the Francis Marion Forest near Cordesville on Tuesday.
The vehicle, which belonged to Woods, was located about a mile off Cane Gully Road. Friends and family say the two women were last seen leaving a home on Land O Pines circle in Pinopolis on Sunday. Woods’s mother, Jennifer Hill, said she talked to her daughter on the phone at 11:51 p.m., when she was told that Woods and Guerry was going to McDonald’s in Moncks Corner. The body found at the scene will be taken to the Medical University of South Carolina. An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday.
Woods stands 5’2″ and weighs about 150 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. Guerry stands 5’4″ and weighs about 140 pounds. She has auburn hair and blue eyes.