LaPorscha Baldwin missing in Gastonia, Charles Combs boyfriend arrested

Missing North Carolina mother's body discovered; ex-boyfriend arrested

According to detectives and a recent story, the body of a missing North Carolina mother was located in South Carolina, and her ex-boyfriend – a convicted murderer — has been detained in connection with her death.

LaPorscha Baldwin, 30, was reported missing by family members in Gastonia, North Carolina, on Oct. 10, according to local authorities.

LaPorscha Baldwin missing in Gastonia, Charles Combs boyfriend arrested
LaPorscha Baldwin's family reported her missing on Oct. 10 in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Baldwin was last seen in Mecklenburg County, according to detectives with the Gastonia Police Department.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department initiated a homicide investigation on Oct. 13 — and the following day, authorities said, Baldwin's body was discovered in Fairfield County, South Carolina, by numerous agencies.

According to local news outlet WCNC, Charles Combs, 35, was arrested Saturday in Myrtle Beach and is being held on first-degree murder warrants.

Combs was convicted of second-degree murder of a previous girlfriend in 2004, according to WCNC.

Baldwin departed for work at Amazon on Oct. 10 with the intention of meeting Combs to retrieve a few of her possessions, the source alleged, citing the victim's mother.

Charles Combs was convicted in 2004 of second-degree murder in the death of a former girlfriend.
Charles Combs was convicted in 2004 of second-degree murder in the death of a former girlfriend.

However, according to Amazon, Baldwin never arrived at work, and her car was located on Oct. 11.

The station said that Baldwin's car's tires had been slashed and that suspected blood could be seen on the steering wheel, dashboard, and cup holder.

According to the report, women's apparel and duct tape were also discovered inside.

Combs was interviewed in Myrtle Beach and is being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Horry County, South Carolina, officials said.

LaPorscha Baldwin left for work on Oct. 10 with the intention of meeting Charles Combs to retrieve a few of her items, but she failed to report for her duty.
LaPorscha Baldwin left for work on Oct. 10 with the intention of meeting Charles Combs to retrieve a few of her items, but she failed to report for her duty.
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