Crime & Courts

Bones could be that of missing Horry woman

MYRTLE BEACH -- Authorities have located bone fragments in a wooded area of Horry County after receiving information from a man convicted of killing Alice Donovan.

Chadrick Fulks sent information to the Community United Effort group in Wilmington, N.C., about the location off Watertower Road in Longs, according to Sgt. Robert Kegler of Horry County police.

Police have located a bone they to be from a human skull and other bone fragments on Jan. 18 and Saturday, Kegler said. The bones were collected and are being sent off for possible DNA extraction, he said.

Family members are at the scene this morning, but have not been told if the bones are Donovan's.

The FBI is doing another search of the wooded area this morning with canine units. The Community United Effort group is coordinating the search.

On Nov. 14, 2002, Brandon Basham and Fulks -- prison escapees from Kentucky --- kidnapped Donovan from a Wal-Mart parking lot in Conway, sparking a search that continues to this day. Basham and Fulks are now sitting on death row in a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind.

-- The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News