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Deputies: Man charged after human remains believed to be those of missing WNC woman found in well

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Karen Jenkins. (Source: Holly Leopard) Karen Jenkins. (Source: Holly Leopard)
Jeremy Bradshaw (Source: Polk County Jail) Jeremy Bradshaw (Source: Polk County Jail)
POLK COUNTY, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Polk County Deputies say the human remains found on Friday are believed to be the remains of a woman missing for four months.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office received word from the Spartanburg County Sheriff's office about Karen Jenkins' disappearance. Jenkins was reported missing in November. Deputies said she was last seen on her way to Polk County. 

Through dozens of interviews, deputies learned she was in an on and off again relationship with Jeremy Bradshaw. Bradshaw took investigators to one of his family member's homes. Deputies said that's where Bradshaw led investigators to Jenkins' body in the bottom of a well on the property. Deputies believe the remains have been there for four months. 

Bradshaw has been charged with concealing a death and obstruction of justice. Following the autopsy, more charges could be pending. 

Holly Leopard said she knew something was wrong when she hadn't seen her friend of 20 years around town.

"Some of our past conversations will never die in my head," Holly Leopard said. "She had a big heart, she did." 

Leopard reported hearing that Jenkins was beaten, and deputies confirm domestic violence played a role in the relationship. 

The remains are being sent for an autopsy Tuesday morning. Deputies said more answers should come out at that time surrounding this case. 

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