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SC police: 2 drove around with body in car trunk

Apr 22, 2010 6:23:00 PM - thestate.com
South Carolina police say two people put the body of an 83-year-old man in the trunk of his car after he died, then drove the vehicle around for several days.

The State Law Enforcement Division said Thursday that 28-year-old Debra Nichole Allen of Round O and Willie James Butterfield of Walterboro were charged with unauthorized removal of a dead body and desecration of human remains.

Allen also was charged with grand larceny. The two remained in the Colleton County jail Thursday and did not yet have attorneys.

SLED says Butterfield and Allen were at a Walterboro hotel when they put the body of 83-year-old Willie Singleton Sr. into the trunk of his Mercury Grand Marquis last month.

The cause of Singleton's death is under investigation.

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