Missing woman's cell phone found in small pond

Police have found a cell phone belonging to Mount Pleasant woman, Dara Lee Watson, who's been missing more than a week.

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.

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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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