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      Coroner identifies woman found burning in woods, man charged with murder

      Lott says this is a horrible act of domestic violence. He says Gist works as a detention officer with Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

      RICHLAND COUNTY (WACH) - Richland County investigators have arrested a man in connection with a body found burning in a wooded area last Thursday.

      Sheriff Leon Lott says Tristan Gist, 23, was arrested Monday and charged with murder and death or injury of a child in utero due to commission of a violent crime.

      Investigators say Gist is accused of shooting 22-year-old Dierra Fisher in the head, driving her body to a wooded area off of Screaming Eagle Road with his two small children in the vehicle and setting her body on fire. Fisher was 21 weeks pregnant.

      Lott says this is a horrible act of domestic violence. He says Gist works as a detention officer with Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

      According to South Carolina Law Enforcement Division records, Gist has a clean criminal record prior to this charge.

      Gist was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and later transported to the Lexington County Detention Center.