Woman found dead in White Oak

WINNSBORO – A woman who was found dead in the woods off Bull Run Road in White Oak by Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies may have been the victim of a homicide.

The Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department notified the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday, Oct. 14, that a 30-year-old female named Laporscha Chantal Baldwin was reported missing by her mother on Oct. 10, and that they had information that Baldwin might have been murdered.

The incident report stated that a witness had reported that a man named Charles William Combs, 35, was a suspect in the case and had been in the Bull Run Road area between 3 and 5 a.m. on Oct. 11, possibly attempting to dispose of the body, according to the report.

At about 5:45 p.m. that day, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies located the body of a deceased female in a wooded area off Bull Run Road which was closed due to a bridge being out.

The Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department identified the body as that of the victim in their case.

There is no information about how the woman died or a motive in her death.

The incident is being investigated by SLED and the Mecklenberg Police Department.

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