The jawbone of Carly Scott, the 27 year-old woman who was five months pregnant at the time of her disappearance, has been discovered.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Carly Scott went missing in Maui, Hawaii, in February of this year. When Carly Scott’s half-sister and a group of volunteers started looking for her, they found the first clues four days into their search, locating a bra, skirt and shirt stained with blood. The sister realized the items belonged to Carly Scott, and called authorities.
Police in Maui have now indicated that in addition to Carly Scott’s bloody clothes, they’ve discovered the pregnant woman’s jawbone. That discovery led to an arrest of Carly Scott’s ex-boyfriend.
Carly Scott’s mother, Kimberlyn Scott, told Hawaii News Now that she wasn’t willing to discuss the details of the case, but said that she believes that the man charged with her daughter’s murder, Steven Capobianco (24), is the only person on the planet who knows where the rest of Carly Scott’s body is.
Kimberlyn Scott continued:
“We wanted something else – we wanted a different answer than it was Steven. For me, personally, it took a while, and I have only recently come to the conclusion that it was Steven.”
A source that the Associated Press is only identifying as “a person familiar with the investigation,” revealed that the discovery of Carly Scott’s jawbone was a turning point in the investigation, leading a grand jury to indict Steven Capobianco on charges of murder and arson last week. That person, who was not authorized to discuss the details of the case, declined to reveal exactly how the discovered jawbone of Carly Scott links Capobianco to the death of the mother of his unborn child.
The grand jury indictment states that Capobianco killed Carly Scott, and burned her sports utility vehicle to dispose of the evidence.
The indictment went on to read that Capobianco knowingly caused Carly Scott’s death, “in an especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel manner, manifesting exceptional depravity.”
Jeff Simon, co-founder of Maui Search and Rescue, the operation that directed the search for Carly Scott, said that after they found her blood-stained clothes, police discovered human remains at the same site.
The source quoted by the Associated Press said that when “her maggot-infested clothes were found,” it became clear Carly Scott was dead.
Searchers were led to the site using a tracking system in Carly Scott’s phone that pinged her last location – a dense jungle area between two bays along the popular Hana Highway on Maui.
Steven Capobianco has pled not guilty to the charges filed against him.
Since Hawaii law doesn’t consider a fetus a person for purposes of homicide charges, Capobianco is only charged with the murder of Carly Scott.