Authorities say a Rincon home was where a Wilmington Island man was slain.
RINCON, GA (WTOC) -
A woman and her brother who are accused in
connection with the slaying of a Wilmington Island man have new charges against
Kimberly Moretz and her brother Kevin Lambert
are charged with concealing the death of 35-year-old Charlie Ray. He had been
missing since the beginning of January.
Kimberly Moretz and Lambert were each granted
Ray is believed to have been slain in the
kitchen of a Whitehall Avenue home in Rincon before being dismembered with a
saw, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives found several knives and a
saw inside the home. Authorities said they believe Chad Moretz is responsible for
the killing and that he tried to clean the blood left in the kitchen,
according to the ECSO.
Authorities were led to the house after
learning Ray was an acquaintance of Chad Moretz.
Authorities said that on Friday afternoon, Moretz
grabbed AR 15 rifle and took his wife hostage. He also had .357 handgun in his
waistband at the time.
Moretz was fatally shot when he came onto the
porch with a gun during the standoff.
Ray's remains were discovered inside the home
when the standoff ended.
A majority of his remains were found in a
storage unit in Jasper County, which was
rented by Moretz's wife a week earlier, according to the sheriff's office.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation conducted
an autopsy on Ray's body parts found in Effingham County. The South
Carolina Law Enforcement Division in Charleston conducted an autopsy on most of
the body parts, which were discovered in the Hardeville storage
Investigators are still looking into a
Ray and Moretz had been friends for years.
Authorities said that Moretz had an extensive criminal history and history of