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Chavers Now Facing Two Murder Charges

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Ulisa Chavers is now facing two first degree murder charges; one in Louisa County and one in Amelia County. Ulisa Chavers is now facing two first degree murder charges; one in Louisa County and one in Amelia County.

Ulisa Chavers, the Louisa County woman whose boyfriend's body was found decomposed and stuffed down a well in March 2009, is now facing two murder charges. In addition to the charges in Louisa, Chavers is being linked to the death of her first husband in Amelia County.

Information from the Medical Examiner's Office in Richmond connects Chavers to the death of her boyfriend Reginal Cody Bowles. How Bowles died is not being revealed, but investigators believe they know who killed him: Chavers, the same woman who has already admitted to hiding his corpse in a well.

Now, Chavers faces first degree murder charges for that slaying and the death of her first husband back in 1994. Six different law enforcement agencies all working together say forensic evidence from anthropologists at The Smithsonian Museums links her to the death of Clint Chavers.

"The only thing I can really tell you is we got a positive response from them, but I cannot go into detail," said Lieutenant Howard Porter of the Louisa County Sheriff's Department.

What law enforcement will say is that Chavers faces first degree murder charges in two jurisdictions: Louisa and Amelia counties. She was indicted on a long list of charges in Louisa County on July 12, but those documents were sealed until now. She was indicted in Amelia County on more charges Tuesday afternoon.

"The grand jury indicted Ulisa Marie Chavers with 11 total felony counts," explained Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Garrett. "Nine total felony counts of grand larceny, one count of defiling a dead body, and one count of first degree murder."

Porter was the one who broke the news to Chavers.

"She was fairly upset," he said. "Specifically at me during the interview."

Chavers is scheduled for an arraignment in Louisa County on August 16.

"In each instance, Miss Chavers faces a potential for a life sentence," said Garrett.

Chavers collected around $131,000 in social security benefits from both men from 1994 until April of 2009. She pleaded guilty, and is currently serving time, for cashing in on Bowles' social security checks in October of last year.

Reported by Julie Bercik
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