Mother charged with murder after first responders find her daughter’s body in river
COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC/Gray News) - Authorities in South Carolina say a mother is facing multiple charges after her daughter’s body was found in a river.
WCSC reports that 39-year-old Taisha Moody has been charged with murder by child abuse and four counts of unlawfully placing a child at risk or causing harm.
Last month, first responders found the body of Moody’s 6-year-old daughter, Aria, in the Edisto River.
Initial reports from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources indicated the child had been playing in the shallow part of the river before she was swept away by water currents.
According to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, Taisha Moody was arrested on May 17.
Officials have not yet released Aria’s cause of death.
Moody is scheduled to make her first court appearance on July 14.
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