Coroner identifies woman found in Upstate lake, says she was pregnant at time of death

Brechue Wiles (left) and her sister Ivori Mcjimpsey (right). (Source: Family).

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) - Two people have now been charged in the death of a pregnant woman whose body was found in a Spartanburg park's lake. The solicitor said the man accused of killing her did not want her to have the baby.

Brechue Fararrie Wiles' body was found in a lake at Duncan Park around 9 a.m. on May 11, 2018. She was pregnant at the time of her death. 

An autopsy found her death to be a homicide, and an investigation followed. 


On the morning of February 6, officers with the Spartanburg Police Department, with assistance of the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, arrested Tremaine Pierre Johnson, 24, of Pogue Street for Wiles' murder.

Tremaine Pierre Johnson

Tremaine Pierre Johnson, 23, was arrested eight months after a pregnant woman was found shot to death in an Upstate park. Johnson has been charged in connection to Brechue Wiles' murder. 

Investigators used a combination of statements, physical evidence, electronic technology and hard investigative work to obtain a warrant for Johnson's arrest. 

Officers say they located Johnson driving near his home Wednesday and attempted to make a traffic stop. He fled the vehicle and led officers on a brief foot chase before he was apprehended. 

Johnson was transported to the police department for questioning before being transported to the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

"The Spartanburg Police Department is grateful for our many partners that worked tirelessly on this investigation over the last 8 months," said Maj. Art Littlejohn of the Spartanburg Police Department. "Please keep Brechue Wiles’ family in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to mourn her death.

Solicitor Barry Barnette said Johnson did not want her to have the baby.

“It appears she became pregnant and wanted to keep the baby," Barnette said. "He did not want her to keep the baby. It looks like prior to shooting her, he obtained a gun from an individual.”


In the evening of February 12, officers with the Spartanburg Police Department announced a second arrest made in connection to Wiles' murder. 

25-year-old Robert Tyrell Gentry was arrested and charged with accessory before the fact of a felony A,B,C or murder and accessory after the fact of a felony A, B, C or murder. 

Robert Tyrell Gentry

Robert Tyrell Gentry, 25, was arrested eight months after a pregnant Brechue Fararri Wiles was found shot to death in an Upstate park. Gentry has been charged with aiding and providing assistance to Tremaine Pierre Johnson before and after Wiles' murder. 

Investigators found that Gentry aided and provided assistance to Tremaine Johnson before and after he allegedly murdered Ms. Wiles. 

Wednesday afternoon, Gentry was denied bond in a Spartanburg County court. 

The investigation remains ongoing- investigators believe more arrests are possible. 

Detectives ask that anyone with information on the case please come forward. Those with information can contact the Spartanburg Police Department at (864) 596-2065 or call CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1 (888) CRIMESC. 

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