PAGELAND, SC — A prosecutor is set to appear before a grand jury Thursday in the case of a missing Chesterfield County mother.
The prosecutor is expected to file a murder complaint in the disappearance of Deidre Reid, a mother of three who disappeared six months ago from Pageland.
Investigators said she drove Emanuel Bedford, the father of her youngest child, to a Charlotte bus station in September.
She never returned home.
Bedford is currently facing charges of obstruction of justice and grand larceny.
During a hearing in February, Channel 9 heard that Deidre Reid’s car had been found in Aiken County, South Carolina, just days after she went missing, according to the lawyer. The state said the car, which was found partially submerged in a pond on September 5, had blood inside.
Deidre intended to meet her sister, Tina, after dropping off Bedford.
“I waited and waited. She never called back so I called James and said, ‘Have you heard from Deidre? She was supposed to come by, she said she was coming back and she hadn’t come yet. recalls Tina Reid. “He said, ‘She’s probably fine,’ but I didn’t feel well. I did not feel well.
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On September 23, Bedford was named a person of interest in Reid’s disappearance and in February prosecutors revealed what family members have always said – they don’t believe he told the truth about what happened the day Reid disappeared.
At the February hearing, prosecutors said Bedford never got on a bus in Charlotte. They said that by the afternoon Reid was missing, he had been spotted on surveillance video at a York County gas station, driving Reid’s car. She was not seen in this video. Then, two days later, investigators found his car partially submerged and were still processing DNA evidence of the blood they found inside.
Bedford was denied bail at that hearing.
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