Berkeley County Coroner, Bill Salisbury, has identified the second victim in the Goose Creek double homicide as 32-year-old James Cody Newland, of Ladson. The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.
Salisbury says DNA testing was done to identify Newland because his body was unrecognizable due to 100% thermal burns.
According to a press release on Sunday, March 6, 2016, Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury and his Deputy Coroner responded to a residence on Pandora Drive after receiving reports of a possible death from the Goose Creek Police Department.
They found a shallow grave in the backyard and unearthed the remains of two bodies.
The first victim was identified as 46-year-old Carlas Anderson with his name legally changed to Guma Dubar. He lived in North Charleston and worked as a taxi cab driver.
James Loftis of Goose Creek was charged with two counts of murder after police say he shot, burned and then buried the victims in his backyard.