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Coroner: Body found in concrete that of SC child

Jul 14, 2010 11:05:00 AM - thestate.com
A coroner says DNA tests have confirmed a body found in a barrel of concrete was that of a missing South Carolina child.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that Berkeley County Coroner Glenn Rhoad said Wednesday tests by the State Law Enforcement Division confirmed the remains were those of 2-year-old Rodricus Williams.

The child's father and his girlfriend were arrested after authorities say the couple said the boy fell into the water off Charleston's Battery.

Authorities say Roger Williams and Grace Nichole Trotman later led them to an abandoned mobile home in a rural area about an hour from Charleston where the remains were discovered.

Williams and Trotman are in jail on homicide by child abuse charges.

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