UPDATE: 5/2/13 – Orangeburg County sheriff’s Investigator Craig Davis said Kimberly Parrish’s cellphone gave its final signal in western Orangeburg County.
Also, Davis paraphrased a statement from an inmate in jail with Cutter.The inmate said that Cutter “stated what he was in jail for and that he said that he fed her body to alligators,” Davis testified.
Cutter was arrested a week after Parrish disappeared. The two were friends and might have been romantically involved, investigators said.
Deputies found bloody clothes with stab wounds in the pants at an abandoned home near Cutter’s home in Orangeburg County. The DNA from the blood matched Parrish.
UPDATE: Dec. 29, 2012 –
“On today at noon, we have arrested and charged Mr. Kenneth Franklin Cutter with the murder of Mrs. Kimberly Parrish,” Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said in a press conference held Friday. An arraignment is scheduled for Monday.
As of late Friday, Parrish’s body had not been recovered.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating Kimberly Parrish, 40, from Richland County, South Carolina, reports WISTV.
Kimberly was last seen on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Helping Hands Care Giver facility, after she went to pick up her pay check.
Deputies say Parrish was last seen driving an olive green 1999 Chevy Malibu with South Carolina tag HVT-700.
Sheriff Leon Lott adds that Kimberly has two young children whom she hasn’t seen since she went missing.
Parrish is described as a white female, 5’3″ tall, 175 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes.
If you know where Parrish can be located, please contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.