Woman to face additional charges in disappearance of husband in Georgetown County

Woman to face additional charges in disappearance of husband in Georgetown County

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCSC) - Investigators say a woman arrested in connection to the disappearance of her husband in Georgetown County will face additional charges.

On Sunday, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office announced that charges for desecration of human remains and accessory after the fact of murder are pending in Horry County for Irene Clodfelter in connection to her missing 85-year-old husband, Hubert Lee Clodfelter.

She was originally was arrested Saturday morning and faced charges in Georgetown County for two counts of obstruction of justice.

Deputies say the death investigation remains active and ongoing.

“Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and Horry County Police Department cooperated in this investigation,” GCSO officials said."This case crossed two jurisdictions and required a high level of teamwork. "

Hubert Clodfelter was last seen in March, according to his wife, Georgetown County deputies say.
Hubert Clodfelter was last seen in March, according to his wife, Georgetown County deputies say. (Source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)

Earlier this week, deputies said they were searching for Hubert Lee Clodfelter, of Columbine Court in Murrells Inlet.

Clodfelter’s daughter, who lives in Orlando, called the sheriff’s office on March 14 about her concerns over not being able to get in touch with her father for at least two years.

According to an incident report, Clodfelter’s daughter said she attempted several times to reach him on his cell phone, but every time she called, Clodfelter’s wife would answer it instead.

Clodfelter’s wife would always give an excuse of why he was not available, including claims he was running from law enforcement or traveling around in an RV, the report states.

His daughter told deputies she spoke to several of Clodfelter’s tenants and neighbors, all of whom claimed not to have seen or heard from him in about two years. Several of the tenants said Clodfelter’s wife told them to start making their rent checks payable to her, the report states.

Deputies say Irene Clodfelter told them she had last seen her husband earlier that same month. The incident report states she told Clodfelter’s daughter, who arrived in Georgetown County on March 12 to look for him, that he had just been in town over the weekend.

Clodfelter stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 210 pounds.

Anyone with information about Clodfelter’s whereabouts should call the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at 843-546-5102.

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