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Arrests in Shooting Deaths of Dana Woods, June Guerry

Two men, both 23, charged with murder.

Two men have been charged with murder in the shooting death of two Berkeley County women whose bodies were found earlier this week after a missing persons search.

Caleb Brad Matlock, 23, of 132 Regent Drive, Summerville, and Arthur Ray Chavis, 23, of 1959 Highway 402, Cordesville, were taken into custody Saturday afternoon, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.

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Dana Woods, 18, and June Guerry, 22, were last seen by family members late Sunday night. Soon after a search began early in the week, Woods' car was found burnt in the Francis Marion National Forest.

Investigators processing the car found Woods body nearby. An autopsy determined she had died from gunshot wounds. Guerry's body was later found, 10 miles from the scene in Alvin. She was also dead from gunshot wounds, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury.

Read more on the search and discovery of Dana Woods and Jane Guerry

The coroner would not release information on the number of bullets used or the location on the bodies that they were shot, due to the investigation.

Matlock and Chavis will face a bond hearing Sunday evening in Moncks Corner.

"Investigators with the Sheriff's Office have been working around the clock to solve this crime since these young women were reported missing early Tuesday," said Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Moon.

linda mcpherson September 02, 2012 at 06:17 PM
SUCH COLD BLOODED MURDERS SHOULD BE STONED TO DEATH! NO WASTE ON ANY TRIAL. THEY HAVE PROVED TO BE A THREAT TO SOCIETY WHY...SHOULD TAX PAYERS HAVE TO PAY FOR THIER UPKEEP?..TV/AC/FOOD,ECT!
linda mcpherson September 02, 2012 at 06:35 PM
I AM THANKFUL FOR POLICE OFFICERS AS THESE! IT IS COMFORTING TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE SUCH FINE EXAMPLES OF PROFESSIONAL AND ASTUTE INDIVIDUALS SERVING US. WELL DONE! SUCH A ASSET AND BLESSING YOU ALL ARE, TO OUR SC. THANK YOU ALL FOR NOT ALLOWING THIS TRAGEDY TO CARRY ON, AND ON; THE FAMILIES WHO ARE SUFFERING, CAN REST MORE EASY, KNOWING THAT YOU ALL DID YOUR JOB, SO THAT JUSTICE CAN BE SERVED, IN RESPECT TO THIER LOVED ONES. I HOPE THE JUDGE CONSIDERS WHAT THESE YOUNG VICTIMS MUST HAVE ENDURED, IN THAT AWFUL TIME, AND RENDERS NO MERCY TO THESE COLD BLOODED MURDERERS. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS.
SpecialOPS September 02, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Prayers for the familes of Dana Woods and Jane Guerry. Great investigative team work by the members of the Berkeley County Sheriffs Office.
Melissa Toney September 03, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Deny bond! They took two precious ladies from their families, friends, and our community! God Bless all who knew them.
Shannon Thompson September 05, 2012 at 02:45 PM
I pray they don't get a bond..

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