South Carolina woman, 74, is charged with lying about her missing husband’s whereabouts for TWO YEARS as police probe whether human remains found nearby are those of the elderly man
- Irene Clodfelter, 74, was charged by Georgetown County Sherrif’s Office on Saturday with two counts of obstructing justice
- Police believe she lied to them about her missing husband, Hubert Clodfelter, when they interviewed her about his disappearance back in March
- The couple’s daughter claims she hadn’t heard from Hubert for two years, but Irene told police that she had seen him just days earlier
- Charges against Irene were laid just one day after human remains were found in a nearby RV Park
- Officials believe the remains could be those of Hubert Clodfelter
- Authorities now say that Irene Clodfelter will likely face additional charges of desecration of human remains and accessory after the fact of murder
Irene Clodfelter, 74, was charged on Saturday with two counts of obstructing justice in relation to the disappearance of her husband
A South Carolina woman has been arrested for lying to police about her missing husband.
Irene Clodfelter, 74, was charged by Georgetown County Sherrif’s Office on Saturday with two counts of obstructing justice in relation to the disappearance of her 85-year-old spouse, Hubert Clodfelter.
On March 15, Irene and Hubert’s daughter filed a missing person’s report with police, claiming she hadn’t spoken to her father in two years.
The Clodfelter’s daughter, who lives in Florida, told cops that each time she tried to contact her father on his cell phone, her mother would answer instead.
She further claimed that she spoke to her parents’ neighbors, none of whom had seen Hubert in two years.
When she asked her mother about her father’s whereabouts, the Clodfelter daughter was told that he was ‘traveling or running from the law’, according to a report in WLTX 19.
However, when police questioned Irene about her missing husband in March, she insisted that she had seen him just days earlier.
Authorities now believe she was thwarting their attempts to locate Hubert, leading to Saturday’s obstruction of justice charges.
Hubert Clodfelter was reported missing on March 15, but his daughter and his neighbors say they hadn’t seen him in two years. His wife, Irene Clodfelter, insisted to police she had seen him just days before the missing person’s report was filed
The charges came just one day after human remains were discovered at an RV park in neighboring Horry County.
On Friday, police were called to Myrtle Beach Travel Park after a man found a large plastic bag under his residence. Officers looked inside and discovered a human hand, WWAY3 reports.
An official told the news station that investigators believe the remains are connected to the Hubert Clodfelter case.
Authorities now say that Irene will likely face additional charges of desecration of human remains and accessory after the fact of murder.
The charges will be filed in Horry Country.
Irene is currently being held at Georgetown County Detention Center, and the investigation continues.
On Friday, police were called to Myrtle Beach Travel Park after a man claimed to have found a large plastic bag with human remains beneath his residence