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Columbia woman arrested in connection to an abandonment of a corpse case


Columbia police arrested a woman Tuesday evening in connection to an abandonment of a corpse case from last Friday.

According to police, police started a death investigation in the 3100 block of Wingate Court on March 22 after a drug overdose at a Columbia hotel.

April Dawn Hanson, 41, of Columbia, was arrested for abandonment of a corpse.

Police arrested Kenneth C. Jones, 32, in Columbia on Thursday in connection to the abandonment of a corpse. Jones is charged with tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse.

Jones admitted to police that he had been in the room and used ice in an attempt to revive E.D., according to the probable cause statement. Police say Jones admitted to removing his items and E.D.'s cellphone from the room, attempting to conceal his identity as he left the room and deleting files from E.D.'s phone.

Hanson bonded out after her bond was set at $1,500.

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