Megan Daniel Rich, 41, of Summerville, South Carolina, United States and her former boyfriend Brian Curtis Baker, 59, of Charleston, South Carolina had a documented history of physical violence. In April 2022, she gave birth to their first child.
Rich was born in Douglas, South Carolina. She was last seen on August 12, 2022 and her family reported her missing on August 16, 2022.
When Charles Police Department officers interviewed Baker, he told them he knew nothing about Rich’s disappearance. However, he provided inconsistent statements into his former girlfriend’s disappearance.
Since Rich went missing, Baker had engaged in suspicious activities. When he was arrested on August 18, 2022, he had a gun, which told police officers was for him and not them.
Baker was charged with obstruction of justice. He was released after posting $100,000 bail.
On August 19, 2022, Rich was found dead in a marsh on James Island near Charleston. Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal confirmed it was Rich’s body at around 11:45 a.m.
After securing a warrant for murder, police officers went to arrest Baker. At around 5:00 p.m., they found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Founded as Charles Town, honoring King Charles II, in 1670, Charleston was incorporated as a city in 1783. It is the largest city in South Carolina.
“Criminal Minds” actor Thomas Gibson, 60, and New Zealand Breakers player Jarrell Brantley, 26, were both born in Charleston. John Tecklenburg, 66, is the 61st and incumbent mayor of the city.