UPDATE: The body of Ashley Nicole Pegram was found in some woods near Harleyville.
Edward Bonilla, 31, had been arrested last week and charged with her murder, after blood was found in the trunk of Bonilla’s car that was consistent with Pegram’s DNA profile.
UPDATE: 4/16/15 – Police in South Carolina have arrested a man on an obstruction charge in the case of a woman who went missing after a date she arranged through a messaging app, reports CBS affiliate WCSC.
Edward Bonilla, 30, has been charged him with obstruction of justice in the case, and providing misleading information, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Capt. Tony Phinney told the station. Police confirmed to WCSC the suspect is the same man she went out on a date with that evening.
Bonilla said he kicked Ashley out of the car, but surveillance video at the gas station shows she got in the car and drove off with him.
Original Story: Ashley Pegram, 28, from South Carolina has been missing every since she went on a date with a man she met online.
Ashley who lives in Clemson Terrace near Summerville in Dorchester County drove away from the house in a blue 2005 Hyundai Sonata around 9:30 p.m. on April 3 to meet a man she met through Kik, leaving her three children behind with her mother, reports The Post and Courier.
Ashley’s family reported her missing to the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and gave them the information of the man that Ashley went to meet.
Brandy, Ashley’s sister called the man who was identified by WCSC news as Emoney Dom, 18, of Hanahan, and he told Brandy that Ashley was drunk and he kicked her out of the car around midnight about a mile away from her home. UPDATE: At this time it is assumed that Emoney Dom, 18, was actually Edward Bonilla, 30.
Police located a surveillance video of Ashley at the Sunoco gas station on College Park Road in Ladson around 12:12 a.m., getting into a car.
If you have any information about Ashley, please call the police at 873-5111.