Friday, September 01, 2006

Donovan Still Missing

Myrtle Beach Online

Autopsy results have determined that human bones discovered Wednesday morning in Brunswick County, N.C., are not Alice Donovan.

Donovan is the Galivants Ferry woman presumed dead since being carjacked and kidnapped from Conway four years ago.

Investigators from the Conway Police Department on Wednesday were brought in to the wooded area near the N.C.-S.C. border to assist the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

Forensic tests later showed, though, that the bones are actually those of a 5-foot-5-inch to 5-foot-7-inch black male, 30 to 40 years of age.

Along with the bones, detectives also found articles of clothing, including dark blue jogging pants with blue and yellow stripes on the legs, keys, coins with the dates 1995 and 2001 and a diamond-studded earring.

Authorities believe the man has been dead for over a year.

Donovan disappeared from the parking lot of Wal-Mart in Conway in 2002. She hasn't been found.

In 2004, two men, Branden Basham and Chadrick Fulks, were sentenced to death in federal court for her death.

Investigators from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office canvassed the field off McLamb Road, a short distance from the N.C.-S.C. border, where the remains were discovered by workers from a Conway timber company Wednesday morning.

Numerous searches for Donovan have not turned up any clues. She was last seen alive with Basham and Fulks near Winnabow, N.C., which is north of the area where the bones were found.

Anyone with information about the bones that were found is asked to contact Lt. David Crocker of the sheriff's major crimes unit at (910) 253-2754.

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