Tuesday, January 8, 2013
In a case described as “domestic violence-related,” a 48-year-old Iva woman was found dead after being shot in her bedroom Sunday night on Lee Street, an Anderson County deputy corner said.
Today, she was identified as Sonja Lynn Roe of 40 Lee St., said Don McCown, who is investigating along with the Iva Police Chief Tommy Miller.
He said that Roe was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following an autopsy Monday, McCown said Roe died after being shot twice — in the head and chest. “She had been dead for 24 hours,” he said.
Iva police said 28-year-old Jonathan Craig Roe was detained Monday in Lower Allen, Pa., and was being charged with murder, according to The Associated Press.
Iva Police Chief Tommy Miller says authorities were called to the couple’s home Sunday night and found a woman dead inside a bedroom. Police were not sure when she died, according to AP.
Police say Jonathan Roe was recently released from jail after being arrested on other charges, including assault and battery with intent to kill. No other details about those charges were released, according to AP.
Roe was awaiting extradition to South Carolina. It wasn’t known if he had an attorney, according to AP.
“They had been married for about three weeks,” McCown said.
“It appears to be an incident related to domestic violence,” McCown said today.
He said that Roe had two children who lived in the Upstate.
No funeral information was available Monday.
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