Missing Upstate woman shot to death, fiancé charged with murder

A suspect was charged with murder and taken into custody in Colorado
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 10:47 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2022 at 2:06 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office announced that a missing woman was found dead Tuesday during a search for her and her fiancé.

Deputies said they responded to Neely Ferry Road in reference to a missing person report involving Terry Ann Chermak and her fiancé, William Loyd Cagle (Todd).

Terry Chermak and Todd Cagle
Terry Chermak and Todd Cagle(Jessica Cagle Goodson)

When officials arrived at the scene around 9:20 a.m., they found a person’s body on the property. The coroner later confirmed the victim was Terry Chermak, who had suffered a single gunshot wound.

On Tuesday night, Cagle was taken into custody in Colorado and charged with murder.

William Loyd Todd Cagle.
William Loyd Todd Cagle.(Laurens County Sheriff's Office)

Earlier this week, multiple law enforcement agencies confirmed that they were searching for Chermak and Cagle.

The Greenville Police Department said a missing report was filed for Chermak and Cagle on Sept. 17. Cagle’s sister said no one had seen the couple in over a week.

Chermak was last seen by a friend in downtown Greenville, according to police. They have been investigating the case and developed multiple leads, resulting in the case being turned over to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office.

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