UPDATE: James Michael Hooper II has turned himself in for the murder of Melissa Clary

UPDATE: James Michael Hooper II has turned himself in to investigators at the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

He is being taken to the Aiken County Detention Center to be booked on the charge of Murder of Melissa Clary.


On June 11th, FOX 54 told you about the death of Melissa Clary that happened at 450 Fir Street in North Augusta and that Richmond County Sheriff's Office began investigating the 'suspicious death' on June 12th.

Today, we have confirmation that investigators have identified the suspect as James Michael Hooper II.

Hooper and Clary have a child together and were involved in a relationship.

Hooper has been charged with murder.  His last known address is in the North Augusta- Edgefield County area.

Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is assisting with this case and is attempting to locate Hooper.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Hooper, we encourage them to contact the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at 803-648-6811

or anonymously at Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

See the stories regarding this case here and here 

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