DNA Tests on Bones Found in SC Delayed

By: WSAz News Staff Email
By: WSAz News Staff Email

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The family of a South Carolina woman missing for more than six years says DNA tests to identify remains found in some Horry County woods have been delayed.

Alice Donovan's daughter Angie Gilchrist told WBTW-TV the first attempt to extract enough DNA from the bones found in January failed. Gilchrist says authorities told her they are now trying a different method.

he says it could take several more weeks to determine if the bones are from the Galivants Ferry woman who disappeared in November 2002.

Chad Fulks, one of the two men on death row for killing Donovan directed searchers to the remains.

Fulks is also trying to lead searchers to the remains of missing Marshall University student Samantha Burns.

Crews have been searching an area in Wayne County for the remains the past two days.

Fulks and Brandon Basham also pleaded guilty in Burns' death.

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