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Video shows men before stabbing, dismemberment

POSTED: January 16, 2013 9:57 a.m.

RINCON — Authorities say a Georgia man who was stabbed to death and his body dismembered was seen alive in a video surveillance tape from a South Carolina hotel on New Year's night.

The Savannah Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/U0ylgm) that 35-year-old Charles Ray was seen in the video with Chad Moretz leaving the hotel in Hampton County, S.C. Authorities have said they believe Moretz, who was shot to death in a police standoff Friday, likely killed Ray.

Effingham County sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor says investigators believe the two men came to Effingham County after leaving the hotel and got into a heated argument.

Ray's remains were found in bags at a house in Rincon and in a storage facility in South Carolina. Police found the body parts after Moretz was killed by police.

Suspect's relatives  face additional charges

RINCON — Authorities say a pair of siblings who were arrested in the death and dismemberment of a missing man are now facing additional charges.

The Savannah Morning News (http://bit.ly/XBu9mU ) reports 40-year-old Kimberly Moretz, of Rincon, and 38-year-old Kevin Lambert, of Naples, Fla., are charged with tampering with evidence and hindering the apprehension and prosecution of a criminal. The two were already charged with concealing a death and are being held on $25,000 bond in the Effingham County Jail.

Police say Chad Moretz — who was killed in a standoff Friday night — likely killed Charles Ray and dismembered him. Authorities say the two were friends but are unsure of the motive behind the slaying.

Officials say Moretz's wife, Kimberly, rented the storage unit where most of Ray's remains were found.

 

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