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.
"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."
It was only about 2 weeks ago that I posted~ A New Billboard for Carol Dowless
Perhaps hanging this billboard "jogged' someone's memory about something...
By David Reynolds
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Columbus County sheriff’s deputies found remains this week, which they suspect are those of Carol Marie Batten Dowless, a 26-year-old mother of four who disappeared three years ago.
Although police suspect they’ve discovered Batten Dowless’ remains, the bones will have to be tested to know for sure, Nobles said. ~Read More~
Remains found in Columbus County
Submitted by WWAY
16 October 2008 - 5:26pm.
A Columbus County man accused of murdering his wife made his first appearance in court Thursday.
Jamie Lee Dowless is charged with the murder of Carol Batten Dowless. His next court date is set for November 4, 2008 in district court.
Jamie Lee Dowless is being held in the Columbus County jail without bond.
Deputies arrested Jamie Lee Dowless Wednesday. Sheriff Chris Batten said he has not confessed, but has offered enough information to investigators to believe they have the right man in custody.
Jamie Lee Dowless in court Thursday