Tabitha Shook

Tabitha Edith Shook 

Madilyn Ballard

Madilyn Janet Ballard

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX CAROLINA) - Two women have been charged in connection to a missing person case, according to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.

Greenville deputies say the granddaughters of the missing person named Rena Hefner Beamer 28-year-old Tabitha Edith Shook and 23-year-old Madilyn Janet Ballard were both charged with obstruction of investigation. They say Shook also faced an additional charge of unauthorized removal of a dead body.

Shook was arrested last Saturday in North Carolina by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and is currently awaiting extradition, says the Greenville deputies. Deputies also say Ballard was taken into custody at the LEC after turning herself in on June 8 and was given a $50,000 bond. 

The Greenville Sheriff's Office mentions that during the course of this investigation their  investigators worked with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General on this case. 

They go on to say investigators gathered the evidence through various means of investigation to substantiate probable cause for the above warrants, but at the time of this release the victim's body has yet to be located. 

If anyone has information regarding the disappearance of Rena Beamer call Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23- CRIME.

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