Body of missing SC woman found in church attic

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (AP) - The body of a woman missing from a South Carolina group home for four days has been found inside the attic of a church less than a tenth of a mile away.

Police told multiple media outlets that officers found 32-year-old Melinda Redfern dead in a closet after members of the Fairview Street Baptist Church complained of a foul odor during Sunday services.

Redfern was last seen Wednesday at a Fountain Inn group home. Authorities say they think her death was accidental, but are awaiting autopsy results.

Police say they didn't search the church after Redfern disappeared because the doors were locked.

Redfern was found in the attic, which authorities say could be accessed only through a storage area.

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