SC Husband Charged with Murder of Missing Woman

West Columbia, SC -- West Columbia police have charged the husband of a missing woman with killing her.

Officers announced late Wednesday night that 73-year-old Marion Wilkes and 23-year-old Joseph Cody Wilkes have been charged with murder in the death of 59-year-old Susan Wilkes.

Susan Wilkes had been reported missing on Saturday. At that time, officers said she hadn't been seen since she went out for a run last Thursday.

Both suspects are being held at the Lexington County Detention Center. More information about the case is expected to be released Thursday.


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