MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- Police have found a cell phone belonging to a Mount Pleasant woman who's been missing more than a week.
Divers searching small ponds near where 30-year-old Dara Lee Watson and her former fiance lived found the phone Thursday.
Investigators think the phone was used Feb. 8 by David Hedrick to mislead the woman's family and employer about her safety. Text messages said Watson was fine.Related Stories Woman's disappearance baffles neighbors (VIDEO) Search for Watson resumes in Steed Creek Rd area Details released on 911 call; Search continues for missing woman (VIDEO) Shovel being tested for connection to Watson disappearance (VIDEO)
Officials say someone who gave Hedrick a ride from the woods saw him walking with a shovel.
Hedrick shot himself to death Feb. 10 in their home. Watson was last seen Feb. 6. Her burned car was found Feb. 7 in the Francis Marion National Forest.
A candlelight vigil was planned Friday night in Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park across the Cooper River from Charleston.
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