Arrest has been made in relation to Huntington Dr. murder

Arrest has been made in relation to Huntington Dr. murder

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - An arrest has been made in the murder of a Columbia woman in the Rosewood neighborhood.

Peggy Bowers, 67, was arrested yesterday and charged with murder.

The victim has been identified as Joan Staub by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

On August 9, 2018, Staub was found deceased inside of her Huntington Avenue home.

According to Coroner Watts, Staub died from blunt force trauma to the head. Investigators learned that Bowers and the victim were roommates, and continue to determine a motive for the killing.

DNA evidence collected at the scene and processed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division contributed to the arrest.

Bowers is currently being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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