CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A Lowcountry woman is accused of monitoring the burning of a murder victim and adding accelerants to keep the fire going.
Bond was set at $125,000 for Breann Wells of Adams Run who is charged with destruction of human remains and accessory to murder after the fact.
Wells is the latest suspect to be charged in the homicide of 31-year-old Louis Richie Cadden whose remains were found behind an Adams Run home on March 15.
Authorities say Wells assisted with the continuous burning of Cadden's body over a period of several days.
Patrick Lee Gregory has been charged with the murder, and his girlfriend, Sarah Suzan Kelley, was charged with accessory.
Brian Scott Edwards, Sarah Ann Giggleman, and Ralph McClenney were also charged with accessory after the fact to murder and desecration of human remains.
On March 15, a witness called deputies to report that a murder had occurred.
Deputies then executed a search warrant for the area of the 6900 block of Parkers Ferry Road.
There, investigators discovered bones in a burn pile. The Charleston County Coroner's Office determined they were human remains.
Detectives said multiple witnesses came forward claiming Patrick Lee Gregory said he killed the victim, "further stating the body would never be found," according to an affidavit.
Court records state Gregory shot the victim, dumped his body and then burned the corpse at the Parkers Ferry Road property.
Affidavits state Edwards assisted with the removal of the victim's body from the incident location, transportation of the victim's body to another location and assisting with the burning of the victim's body.
Authorities say a witness stated after Gregory murdered the victim, Giggleman, having full knowledge of the crime committed, assisted with the cleaning of the incident location. Giggleman also, according to court documents, assisted with the continuous burning of the victim's body over several days.