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07-25-2009, 09:08 PM #1
SC - Katherine Waring, 28, Charleston, 12 June 2009
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Katherine Waring was last seen June 12, 2009. On Wednesday deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and detectives with Charleston City Police searched a wooded area near the Seneca River for Waring’s body. The search began around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. Charleston City police said their department received information on Tuesday that Waring’s body might be near the banks of the Seneca River. The search ended in the afternoon with no body found.
Katherine Waring is from Charleston. Her family reported her missing June 15, 2009 when they didn’t hear from her for three days. According to Tom Waring, his daughter received threatening text messages two weeks before she disappeared. Those texts included a message saying “if you caused this to happen you will be the first to die.” Another text told her when she came home—implying someone was watching her. Mr. Waring said his daughter never said who sent the text messages.
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07-25-2009, 09:26 PM #2
08-01-2009, 03:24 PM #3
I just met this young woman's lovely mother in my gallery today. A press conference is scheduled for Monday in Charleston- her daughter is still missing. Any help- even if it just to keep her name out there, would be appreciated. Her mother seems to feel that the police did not take this seriously at first because of her age. That no longer seems to be the case. All you w'sluethers in SC and beyond, let us see how we can help!
08-01-2009, 03:50 PM #4
Has LE spoken to the family about those text messages? You'd think they would have the cell phone records by now and could trace the origin of those threathening texts. Curious
Where was she employed?
Was she married or did she have a boyfriend?
Did she have her own apt or house or roomates?
If her Father saw her on June 12th, where was the location where he last saw her?
Do her parents live in the Charleston area also?
WHY do her parents 'think' she may have headed to the 'Greenville' area. Is it because there is family residing in Greenville, like the Grandmother that was noted in the article? Was it a place she would frequent when she wanted to 'get away' ?
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Just noted the search was in Anderson County which is on the SW part of the state, completely opposite Charleston,SC.
Family thought she might head to Greenville County.
Greenville County and Anderson county border each other.
(from news link above-post#1)
Shortly after Waring’s disappearance, a man tried to cash tried to cash one of her personal checks in the amount of 4,500. Police investigated his activity but determined he was not a suspect.
Has LE explained that determination to the family?
Just found these add'l news links:
also a news link
http://indexjournal.com/articles/200...%20missing.txt that won't open, but I copied the article text from the HelpFindTheMissing site as it gives more detail. This was found at Help Find The Missing - View Single Post - Katherine Waring, 28, Missing Since 6/12/09, Charleston, SC
By CHRIS TRAINOR/ email@example.com
Friday, June 19, 2009 10:42 AM EDT
Authorities said Waring was last seen by her father on Friday night 6/12/09 and said they thought she might be headed for Greenville. Those with information on her whereabouts should contact Charleston Police at 843-577-7434.
Waring is the granddaughter of Greenwood’s Josephine Abney.
According to a report provided to The Index-Journal by Charleston Police public information officer Charles Francis, Waring’s father spoke with officers Monday afternoon and said he had not been able to reach Waring since about 6 p.m. Friday night, which he said was unusual since she normally speaks with her parents every day.
The father also reportedly told police that numerous calls to Waring’s cell phone went straight to voicemail.
The report said Waring’s father advised officers that she has a stress disorder stemming from a childhood incident and takes medication for the condition. The report also said Waring’s father told the officers that she has a DUI charge pending against her and takes a taxi everywhere she goes because she doesn’t have a valid driver’s license.
The Charleston report said the missing woman’s father advised that she had recently received threatening and cryptic text messages, including one that said “If you caused this to happen, you will be the first to die” and another that commented on what she was wearing when she arrived home one night, as if someone were watching her.
Waring reportedly never told her father who sent the text messages.
The report said Waring’s father was suspicious of one of the woman’s acquaintances, 29-year-old Ethan Carlos Mack, of Johns Island. The father reportedly told officers that Waring recently indicated she was afraid of Mack and his girlfriend because of a recent incident with them and had been attempting to distance herself from them.
According to the report, officers attempted to contact Mack at his home on Monday, but were unsuccessful.
The Charleston Police document said a National Crime Information Center check on Mack revealed he has prior convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and simple possession of marijuana, along with shoplifting, receiving stolen goods, grand larceny and possession of a stolen firearm charges.
Waring’s father notified the officers that he was contacted Monday morning by a Bank of America branch in Charleston. The bank said that Mack tried to cash one of Katherine Waring’s personal checks Monday morning in the amount of $4,500.The bank refused to cash the check and the bank teller noted Mack left in a silver Chevrolet Malibu with Georgia tags.
article regarding the tip that evidently came to the parents via an email:
They were searching an area near Highway 24 and the Seneca River in Anderson County on Wed. JULY 22nd, but they called off the search around 2:00 p.m. because they didn't find anything substantial, officials said.
Anderson County sheriff's Sgt. Andy Tribble said the tip given to Waring's family was not where to find Waring, but where to find her body. He said, "All I know is a friend of the family had this info via e-mail and it was pretty descriptive in this area. You can read it and get right to where we are. So being as specific as it was, we wanted to come check it out."
DOB: 5/5/81 Charleston?,SC
PROPER NAME: KATHERINE PERONNEAU WARING
ETHAN MACK- DOB: 12/15/79
NOTE to GALVINO(member above): Are you staying in touch w/ her mother?
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08-01-2009, 04:54 PM #5
I gave her Mother the info about webslueths. She had been contacted by some missing person's group, but couldn't remember their name offhand. I didn't discuss the circumstances with her here in the shop, she was in with friends and I got the distinct feeling she didn't want to go into it. She was a really lovely woman but didn't tell me anything other than where and when she went missing, and about her passion for Russia (I sell Russian Art) before she went missing, and her plans to go back to Russia to study. PM me for other info- I am unsure of whether or not she will visit this site. She was VERY poised, looks like her daughter very much.
Thanks for what you dug up- I am more of a reader than a sluether! This gives us a little more to go on. I do have some contact info for her....
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08-01-2009, 07:02 PM #6
After reading what you were able to dig up, it looks very frightening for this young lady. Seems she may have been having some difficulty in her personal life, what with the DUI and involvement with this Mack guy. Not that a DUI is in an of itself a red flag-stuff happens. The fact that she was obeying the law and not continuing to drive without a license shows that she is not a 'typical' person living on the fringes. After meeting her mother and her friends I can tell she comes from a very nice family. I will be interested in what the press conference has to say on Monday-her plan to go to Greenville without being able to drive herself is interesting- Greenville is less than an hour from me, and about 31/2 hours from Charleston. Ga is not so far either (the plates on the car). I wanted to ask her mom more but really felt that it was not something she wanted to go into and I didn't want to pry. She seemed very excited about her daughter's planned studies in Russia in the future and intimated that she was a very intellegent young lady.
I am thinking of mailing her a Russian drawing to honor her daughter's love for that country. It is all I know to do. This is the 1st time I have ever met anyone whose life has been touched by the type of things we read about here and I just feel so bad for her. She was such a gracious lady who did a very good job of holding her composure so soon after this happening. I am sure her quiet times are filled with anguish.
We did have a laugh about Nancy Grace, though!
Mom, If you read this, I will be sending you that drawing. My prayers are with you.
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08-03-2009, 06:44 PM #7
08-06-2009, 06:52 PM #8Registered User
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Man says he's not involved in case
Friend says he's frustrated that some people think he might be a suspect
By Tony Bartelme
The Post and Courier
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Ethan Carlos Mack may have been one of the last people to see Katherine Waring before she disappeared June 12.
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On Tuesday, Mack said he was fed up that some think he's involved in her disappearance. He said he has cooperated fully with Charleston police in their efforts to find her.
"I tried to call her and tried to look for her," Mack told The Post and Courier. "I want her to come home because I miss my friend a whole damn lot."
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In a police report, Waring's father, Thomas, told investigators that he was suspicious of Mack, who lives on Johns Island. The police report also said that three days after Waring's disappearance, Mack tried to cash one of Waring's personal checks for $4,500 at a Bank of America branch on Folly Road. The teller refused, the police report said.
In an interview, Mack said he has talked with detectives several times during the past six weeks and that he let officers search his house. "If I'm supposed to be a suspect, would you let people search your house? Most people would be running and hiding and wouldn't help look for someone."
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Mack said he tried to cash the $4,500 check because "that was money she owed to me and my girlfriend for jewelry." He said Waring had written checks to him before, and that her bank accounts should confirm that.
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"I was there through all the crying," he said. "All I wanted from this girl was to be her friend."
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09-13-2009, 04:33 AM #9
Sept 11, 2009
Charleston's Katherine Waring missing for 3 months
Mother makes a plea.
$25,000 Reward offered
Friends have created a site:http://www.bringkatehome.com/
09-13-2009, 05:02 PM #10
Have the police reviewed the 4500.00 check for handwriting analysis, comparing it to Katherine's? Checked for Katherine's fingerprints?
Or was the check given back to Ethan Mack?God has a plan to help bring justice to the world -- and his plan is us.
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10-10-2009, 02:44 PM #11
Body on Wadmalaw believed to be Waring
Four months after Kate Waring's disappearance, the tireless hunt for her by her family, friends, and Charleston authorities seems to have come to a close. It is believed remains found on Wadmalaw Island are Waring's.
Waring's family was informed Saturday morning that a female body had been found by a private investigator searching the site on behalf of the family, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation. Forensics crews were dispatched to the scene shortly after.
10-10-2009, 05:01 PM #12
Wadmalaw Island info:
Prayers for the family.
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10-10-2009, 07:32 PM #13
Missing Charleston woman's remains found on island
Missing Charleston woman's remains found on island
Posted: Oct 10, 2009 12:29 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 10, 2009 7:18 PM EDT
ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Four months after Kate Waring's disappearance, the tireless search by her family, friends, and Charleston authorities has come to a close. Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten said skeletal remains found on Wadmalaw Island Saturday are those of Waring.
Prayers to the family of Kate.God Grant me the serenity to accept those things which I cannot change, the strength to change those things which I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will. So don't worry about people from your past; there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.
10-10-2009, 09:05 PM #14
Prayers for Kate's family.
I live in the same town as Kate's grandmother, Josepine Abney. She is a philanthropist (oil painting of her on wall on Women's Center at local hospital where I work . Kate's grandfather owned one of our local cotton mills here that employed large part of our community before manufacturing went bust.
I hope justice will be done for Kate in this case.
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10-12-2009, 02:24 AM #15
Very very very close and very scary to me. Now that we know where she is, I can't help but wonder what the hell happened.
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10-12-2009, 09:34 AM #16
What I want to know is how a PI working for the family found the body on Wadmalaw.It's a large,rural area .How did he know where to look?Always ,just my opinion
We never saw it coming .Please talk to your teen even if you don't think you need to !
Far more teens commit impulsive suicide without chronic depression Miss U James
10-12-2009, 10:43 AM #17
Since the two arrested were jailed just a few days ago, I figure one of them must to have talked since she was found deep in the woods behind one of the gated communities.
I stood last night at work and looked at her grandmother's portrait on the wall at the hospital and thought how much like her grandmother she looked. Sad.
02-03-2010, 10:44 AM #18Registered User
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I was just thinking about this poor girl last week. I work for a Veterinary Specalist and Kate's dog (that her parents adopted) came in for knee surgery.
Charleston, SC - Prosecutors released disturbing new details in the accused murder of Kate Waring. The suspects, Ethan Mack and Heather Kamp were indicted by a Grand Jury Tuesday with murder charges.
The indictment also sparked Ninth Circuit Solicitor and Charleston Chief of Police Gregg Mullen to release a bit more information about the case. All involved had remained tight lipped since a gag order had been put into place. That order was lifted Tuesday.
Solicitor Wilson says they now have one of the key parts of their case, witness testimony. Since October, Ethan Mack and Heather Kamp remained behind bars for forging checks from Kate Warings’ account. A few days after the arrests, the 28 year olds body was found on Wadmalaw Island, but still no murder charges had been filed.
“We can try a murder case without a body, we can’t try a murder case without witnesses and for some time we haven’t had witnesses, we do now,” Wilson said Tuesday. 4 Interact:
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Wilson would not comment on the witnesses’ identity and when they came forward, but says, “We have not made details for testimony.”
The case is now set to go to court within six to eight months. Solicitor Wilson and Chief Mullen also revealed new information about Waring’s last moments.
“The witness testimony that we have reveals that it was a slow process, which is obviously something no one wants to hear. There was more than one manner of assault used,” Wilson said.
“She was conscious during much of that.”
Wilson says the multiple types of assaults is the reason it has been so difficult to figure out a cause of death. Wilson would not say whether or not Waring was sexually assaulted but says witness testimony also reveals a possible motive.
“The overwhelming theme I would say were financial, but there were also issues of jealousy,” Wilson said.
Mack and Kamp are charged with attempting to cash three checks from Waring’s account, one in the amount of $4,500.
Also Tuesday, a judge reduced the bond of Terry Williams, the third suspect arrested in connection to the Waring case. He has only been charged with obstruction of justice. As of late Tuesday night, he remained in custody at the Charleston County Detention Center. His bond was reduced to a $20,000 surety bond.
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This case is on Dateline right now. She was a beautiful young woman.Retired 08/03/03
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I am new to WS.com but had to find the thread of this girl and bring it some more attention. I have followed missing persons stories for most of my adult life and can't say I have come across a more gruesome and despicable case as this one. Not only that, but the random connections and twists it had in it...just really hard to wrap your head around.
It has been almost a year before I checked on the case, but I was able to watch some of the trial and it was just plain disgusting to watch the waste of human life that took Katherine Waring's life in such a manner.
Everyone makes mistakes and comes across the wrong people, but no one deserved what happened to her. I encourage you all to do some research of your own and dive into this case; really shows you how quick things can take a turn for the worst and how important it is to really KNOW who you trust.
04-07-2015, 02:07 PM #21
Four months after their daughter disappeared, private investigator Bobby Minter discovered the skeletal remains of Kate Waring in a wooded area of Wadmalaw Island. Co-defendant Heather Kamp pointed him there.
Both Kamp and Mack were arrested and charged with murder. Since then, the case has been a roller coaster. Kamp pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced 45 years. Solicitor Scarlett Wilson voided that after she said Kamp lied to them in the investigation leading up to Mack's October trial. Then, Kamp took the stand and testified in the case and pointed the finger at Mack as the killer. She told the jury she and Mack brought Waring back to their James Island apartment after dinner that night. She says they dared Waring to get into a suitcase and Mack began tazing her once she was in it. She claims Mack covered her face with a pillow then hit her over the head repeatedly with a wine bottle until she became unconscious. Then she says the two dragged her into the bathtub full of water. She also admitted to helping Mack dump the body.
Heather Kamp's testimony wasn't enough though to convict Mack. Two jurors held out on a guilty verdict and he was jailed for the two other charges.Thomas Waring told Judge Jefferson Friday he was pleased Mack was now accepting responsibility for his actions. "His actions also have the beneficial effect that neither our family and friends nor his family and friends will have to endure the ordeal of a retrial of the case," Waring said.But, Mack told the judge he didn't agree with all the facts Solicitor Wilson presented in the case, but he thought they have enough evidence to convict him, called an Alford plea.
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