Live 5 exclusive: Roy Stewards's Brother: "He was a good, good man."

Live 5 exclusive: Roy Stewards's Brother: "He was a good, good man."
Photo of Roy Steward from 25 years ago. (Source: Provided)
Photo of Roy Steward from 25 years ago. (Source: Provided)

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The brother of a man who police say was cut into pieces said he learned about the disturbing details just before he spoke with us.

In a Live 5 News exclusive, Edward Steward said he last spoke to his brother, 54-year-old Roy Steward, on Christmas Day.

"I have not grieved yet at all," Edward Steward said.

Steward said the family was stunned to hear Roy Steward's body was cut into pieces and put into trash bags in the trunk of his car.

"He was a good man and I can't think of anybody that deserves to have that happen to them," he said.

Summerville police arrested Roy Steward's girlfriend, 53 year old Nancy Bentley.

An arrest warrant states Bentley used a camping style folding saw and cut off Steward's legs at their trailer at Creekside Mobile Home Park between January 3 and 18.

Edward Steward says he called Summerville Police the day after Christmas and asked officers to go to the mobile home and check on his brother because he couldn't get in touch with him.

The next day, he got a call from Bentley.

"She finally picked the phone up the next day and told me the last she talked to him they had a fight, and he had left with some buy in a truck, going to the bus station to come to Texas."

Edward didn't believe Bentley and neither did police.

Investigators are trying to figure out if Roy Steward was murdered or died from something else before his body was cut into pieces.

"He never hurt anybody. He might have hurt feelings, mainly mine or my wife. But he never hurt anybody. He didn't have a mean bone in his body," Edward Steward said. ""We're gonna miss him terribly."

On Thursday, a judge denied bond for 53-year-old Nancy Bentley on charges of desecration of human remains and obstruction of justice.

Summerville Police Captain Jon Rogers said Friday, the investigation into Roy Steward's death is continuing.

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