Mt. Pleasant Police charge man with murder in wife's death

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NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - As North Charleston police investigated the discovery of a woman's body, a Mount Pleasant Police detective arrived on the scene, having tracked a missing person's cell phone signal to the same area, an incident report states.

The body, later identified as Augustina Hernandez-Hernandez, was discovered by a young boy in the yard of a Larry Road home neighbors say had been abandoned for a decade, police say.

Her husband, Alberto Martinez-Villa, who police say reported her missing on Friday, has been charged with murder and possession of a knife/firearm during a violent crime, court records show.

Police say they believe the murder happened at the couple's Rifle Range Road home.

Community members say the area is usually quiet and calm and say they were shocked to hear about the body found on their street.

Martinez-Villa was being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center. A judge set bond at $100,000.

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