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Man charged in death of SC woman found along road

Aug 12, 2010 5:18:00 PM - thestate.com
A man is charged with murder in the death of a South Carolina woman whose body was found along a dirt road after she was reported missing by her fiance.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday 32-year-old Darold Lavar Drayton had been arrested in the death of Alexis Lukaitis of Bluffton.

Lukaitis' body was found Monday in the Parkers Ferry community. The 27-year-old woman's missing car was found Wednesday morning by a police officer on patrol.

Lukaitis was reported missing Monday by her fiance. Michael Bartley told Beaufort County deputies Lukaitis left Sunday afternoon to take Drayton to Charleston and was supposed to return Sunday evening.

Drayton was being held Thursday in the Beaufort County jail. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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