Cops: Mount Pleasant man reports wife missing after stabbing her to death and dumping her body

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MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina — Authorities say a man stabbed his wife to death in Mount Pleasant, dumped her body in North Charleston, then reported her missing.

Mount Pleasant Police said in a news release that Alberto Martinez-Villa was charged with murder after his wife's body was found Saturday.

Investigators say Martinez-Villa called police Friday to report his wife, 32-year-old Augustina Hernandez-Hernandez was missing. Her body was found lying on the ground in North Charleston the next day.

Martinez-Villa remains in jail. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

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