There has been a major break in the murder case of a Columbus County woman. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged a man with first-degree murder is in the case of Carol Batten Dowless.
The man in custody is the victim's husband, Jamie Lee Dowless. The charges follow Monday's positive identification of her remains. The remains were found within weeks of putting up a billboard with her picture.
Submitted by WWAY [NC]
on 10 September 2008
On September 5th, 2005, Carol Marie Dowless disappeared. Her family says they saw her the evening of the 4th, but by morning she was gone. All that was found was her car in a pasture in Columbus County.
To help find Carol Marie Dowless, the Cue Center for Missing Persons has spent the last four months raising money to hang up a billboard with Carol's picture on it."
Billboard for missing person built
Carol Dowless, A Daughter's Plea