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Remains of missing Spartanburg woman found


The remains of a missing Spartanburg woman have been found. Nicole Goodlett, 28, was last seen by her family on Feb. 20, 2014. She was reported missing in March. In June the Berkeley County deputies searched for Goodlett who they believed may have met foul play. They were calling her boyfriend Jerald Howard, who Nicole lived with as a person of interest.

jeraldhowardIn November 2015 a skull and a small bone was found in a wooded area behind a school.  DNA samples were taken and the results came back in March showing a positive match to Nicole.

Investigators arrived at Howard’s home with a search warrant, and although Howard tried to get away, the police caught up with him.  Later in jail they found that Howard had Nicole’s cell phone in his pants.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office along with the Spartanburg Sheriff’s Office have continuely searched the wooded area since last November and have found about 55 percent of a skeleton in the woods.  It will all be tested to verify if the remains belong to Nicole.

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