Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Ethan Mack and Heather Kamp Indicted in the Death of Kathrine Waring
Here is the first report of Kate missing back in June of last year. With a history of drug abuse and running with the wrong crowd, most who knew Kate feared the worst.
Four months later her body was discovered in deep woods on South Carolina's Wadmalaw Island. Details here.
From The Charlesston Post and Courier:
A Charleston County grand jury has indicted Ethan Mack, 29, and Heather Angelica Kamp, 30, on murder charges today in the death of Kathrine Waring, Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said.
Although no cause of death has been determined, witnesses have led authorities to be certain that Waring's death was a homicide, Wilson said. She said the death took some time, involving multiple means of assault, and Waring would have been aware of most of what was happening.
Wilson and Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen appeared at a joint press conference this afternoon to announce the charges.
Waring, 28, lived with her parents on Murray Boulevard in Charleston. She vanished in June 2009 after visiting a West Ashley gym, a downtown drugstore and Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse. Her cell phone and credit cards haven't been used since her disapperance.
Wilson said the "overwhelming" motive in the case would be financial gain, but "other threads" played a role, including jealousy on Kamp's part.
Mack, of Johns Island and Kamp, of James Island were charged Oct. 7 with obstruction of justice and forgery in the case. They remain in jail with bail set at $200,000 each. The pair applied for a marriage license on Sept. 25, county records show. There is no record of the marriage taking place.
On Oct. 10, a team of private detectives discovered Waring’s remains deep in the woods of a secluded, gated community
Little has been said since Charleston police arrested a third suspect in the case on Oct. 22. Police wouldn’t discuss why Terry Keith Williams, 31, of James Island is charged with obstruction of justice. But a police affidavit stated Williams is accused of helping to move Waring’s body and then lying to police about how he ended up with her iPod. A witness told police Williams received the iPod for helpingMack with the body, the affidavit stated.
The case, has been subject to a court-authorized gag order; that order has been lifted, Wilson said.