The husband of a missing Hubert woman led investigators to her shallow grave behind their Sandridge Road home late Tuesday, Sheriff Ed Brown said.
Soyer Lewis Moll will be charged with murder, Brown told reporters on the side of the road late Tuesday night as members of the Onslow County Sheriff's Department and the District Attorney's Office examined the body and crime scene, about ¼ mile into the woods behind 207 Sandridge Road.
"This is never how I want a case to turn out," Brown said. "But there were indicators it was going to be this way."
Virginia Tillman Moll, 21, was reported missing by her out-of-town sister Nov. 1 after being missing for three days.
Brown said the Molls got into a domestic argument Oct. 28 that led to Soyer Moll killing his wife and burying her body beneath a fallen tree.
Soyer Moll spent the better part of Tuesday being questioned by Sheriff's detectives and did not work his scheduled shift, according to an employee at the Swansboro convenience store where he works.
Soyer Moll's grandmother, Ruth Moll, who lives next door to the couple, said earlier in the day she was worried about what might have happened to Virginia Tillman Moll.
Buzzards circled the property behind 207 Sandridge Road and a foul odor emanated from the woods Tuesday afternoon.
Soyer and Virginia Moll were married in September 2008. Their daughter turned 1 year old Tuesday, according to the Onslow County Register of Deeds.
The child is being cared for by Soyer Moll's parents, Ruth Moll said.
Virginia Moll was trying to find a different place for her family to live other than the Sandridge Road house owned by the Molls, according to an Oct. 23 post on a MySpace page registered in her name.
The post mentions Virginia Moll's brother who died in 2003 and states, "I will live each day like it would be my last."
Preparations were underway at the Sheriff's Department late Tuesday for dogs to search the woods behind the Sandridge house when Soyer Moll agreed to take detectives to where his wife's body was found.