Bluffton woman found dead along Charleston dirt road (updated: more background)

Update August 14: The Island Packet has filed a good piece that describes the family left behind and their relationship with the suspect; read it here.

Update August 12, p.m.: A registered sex offender and friend of Alexis Laukaitis, Darold Lavar Drayton of Bluffton, has been charged with murder in the death of Alexis Lukaitis.

Evidence inside Lukaitis' car that led police to Drayton also indicates that the pair were heading to Charleston to illegally purchase prescription drugs.

The Post and Courier has the breaking news.

Update August 12: Much is still unknown about Lukaitis' death, but The Post and Courier has followed with a few more details and map, and The Island Packet has some more local reports about Lukaitis

First reporting August 11: The body of 27-year-old Alexis Lukaitis has been found along a dirt road near Ravenel after she was reported missing Monday night during a trip to Charleston. Making matters more curious, her car has been found in Beaufort County.

Live 5 News' report and video are likely your best best bet for more info.

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