AWENDAW -- A second day of searching the woods for a Mount Pleasant woman whose burned-out vehicle was found on a secluded dirt road came up empty Sunday, and the search has been suspended.
About 75 people from 10 agencies spent most of Sunday combing the woods off Halfway Creek Road in Awendaw for signs of 30-year-old Dara Watson. The search was suspended about 3:30 p.m.
“If anything comes up in the investigation, then obviously we would continue,” Charleston County Sheriff’s Maj. Jim Brady said. “Right now we don’t have anything to provide us with any other area of interest.”
The National Forest Service found Watson’s burned-out GMC Envoy on a dirt road Wednesday.
Watson’s mother in North Carolina reported her missing to Mount Pleasant police Thursday, according to Brady. Police went to her house in the Rivertowne subdivision around noon Friday and found the body of her fiance, 34-year-old David Hedrick, the owner of a bail bond company.
Mount Pleasant police are investigating Hedrick's death and Watson's disappearance.
Watson is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 127 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone who has any information about her is asked to call the Mount Pleasant Police Department at 843-884-4176.
Agencies participating in the search included Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Berkeley County Rescue, Charleston County Community Emergency Response Team, Low Country Community Emergency Response Team, Low Country Incident Management Team, Charleston Fire Department, Mount Pleasant Fire Department, James Island Fire Department, Daniel Island Fire Department and the American Red Cross.