Missing SC teen could be with man accused of murdering his wife, police say

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SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – A missing 17-year-old girl could be with a man accused of murdering his wife, according to Simpsonville Police.

A missing person’s report was filed for Hannah Thompson.

Hannah is known to be the girlfriend of accused murderer John Tufton Blauvelt, according to Simpsonville Police Chief Steven Moore.

The report says Hannah’s mother thinks she is with him.

Hannah is described as 5’4″ 150-160 lbs with long brown hair, brown eyes and braces.

The chief thinks she may be in danger because of Blauvelt’s violent tendencies, Hannah’s age and being so far from home.

John Blauvelt is the estranged husband of Catherine “Cati” Ann Blauvelt.

He was charged in her murder in late October. Catherine Blauvelt, 22, was a U.S. Army veteran and worked at PetSmart, according to her obituary.

Blauvelt is on the run according to Simpsonville Police, but a second man has been charged in the killing and is under arrest.

Blauvelt left town before the Nov. 15 and the U.S. Army reported him AWOL before that, according Moore.

He says Blauvelt was a suspect all along because of his past with Catherine Ann Blauvelt.

Moore says there were domestic abuse calls to the couple’s home in Fountain Inn.

Catherine was found dead in a home at a vacant home at 817 Southeast Main Street in Simpsonville on October 26. Arrest warrants say a knife was used to kill her.

Moore says they had to gather the evidence to get probable cause against Blauvelt for warrants.

Police say John Blauvelt’s last known location was at the Las Cruces, New Mexico border on November 15. He was driving a 2000 GMC Yukon with South Carolina license plate JKY-829.

Simpsonville Police have charged a second man with murder who was already in jail on another charge. Charles Sidney Scott Jr., 31, is charged with murder.

Both men are also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Scott is being held without bond. Simpsonville Police say arrest warrants were served in the case on November 18.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Simposnville Police Department at (864) 962-0289 or Crime Stoppers at (864) 23-CRIME.

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