Sunday, August 16, 2009

William Dale Hudson: R.I.P.

The Marion (SC) County Coroner identified a body discovered last night in the Great Pee Dee River as that of missing Horry County author, William Dale Hudson, whose books profiled some of the state's most infamous murders.

An autopsy on William Dale Hudson, 56, did not determine cause of death. The coroner's office is awaiting toxicology results.

Hudson's wife told investigators that her husband left home around 8 a.m. Wednesday on a business trip. She last heard from him 3 hours later, when he called to complain of a migraine. He said he planned to pull off and rest and would call her when he stopped. She never heard from him.

On Friday, investigators said they found the car Hudson was driving in a wooded area in Marion County. Two fishermen spotted Hudson's body Saturday around 8:30 p.m in the Pee Dee River two miles south of the U.S. 76 bridge.

Hudson was the author of true crime books Dance of Death, Kiss and Kill and All I Want to Do is Kill. Pretty creepy, given the circumstances. The authorities said that foul play was not suspected, but all the results are not in.

For a tribute and info, go to author/journalist Cathy Scott's Blog.

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