Deputies arrest woman on murder charge following discovery of body

Published: Mar. 14, 2022 at 4:50 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 14, 2022 at 10:55 PM EDT
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LADSON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office say they have arrested a wanted woman in connection to the discovery of a murder victim’s body in the Ladson area.

Investigators announced the arrest of 49-year-old Shannon Ann Bonilla who had an active warrant for murder.

The sheriff’s office said six hours after they announced Bonilla was wanted, she was located and arrested at a Summerville motel.

On Friday evening, deputies responded to an area off of Highway 78 in reference to a possible deceased person. Once deputies arrived on scene, they were able to discover the body that was buried in an area behind 119 College Park Road, according to investigators.

The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased as 35-year-old Jonathan Michael Jones of Walterboro.

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