Coroner: Body of missing Summerville woman found
SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Dorchester County officials confirmed the body of a missing 28-year-old Summerville woman was recovered Saturday.
The body of Ashley Pegram was found off Brown Town Road just outside of Harleyville, according to Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet. The manner of death was homicide and the cause of death was listed as "homicidal violence," Nisbet said.
Pegram was reported missing by her family on April 4 after she failed to return home following a date she had arranged with an unknown man on April 3.
On Wednesday, Hanahan resident Edward Bonilla, 30, was denied bond for evidence found in connection to the charge of Pegram's murder against him. According to authorities, Bonilla had initially been held on a $400,000 bond for obstruction of justice in Pegram's disappearance, as well as for providing false and misleading information when he was questioned about the disappearance.
A search warrant led to the discovery of blood consistent with Pegram's DNA profile in the trunk of Bonilla's vehicle. Police say the man, who they identified as Bonilla, had been communicating with Pegram through the social media site "Kik."
Pegram's sister, Brandy Chance, said she found the Kik app on her sister's cell phone, where she saw messages from a man identified by the screen name "Emoney Bon."
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