The ex-boyfriend of a woman who went missing in 2020 is charged with murder in the recent deaths of his current girlfriend and their newborn baby.
Tyler Wilkins, 22, was charged with murder, child abuse, child neglect, and kidnapping on Thursday in Greenville County.
He posted a bond of over $4,000 and was released in January. Wilkins has a number of pending charges, including an attempted murder charge from 2021.
She was 19 when she vanished on Oct. 10, 2020, without a trace. Her stepmother, Mary Tucker, said Wilkins had a romantic relationship with Nebling.
On the day Nebling went missing, Wilkins picked her up when her car broke down in Traveler’s Rest. A fight broke out between Wilkins and Nebling after he drove her to his place, and after she left, no one has heard from her since.
“In my heart, I think he did something to her. He had a history of being abusive. Police have searched his property. I know that they dug up a concrete pad that he had recently put down near when she disappeared. In addition, I know that the police spent a lot of time talking to him. Travelers is a very, very remote area, Tucker said, adding that there is a lot of “undeveloped” land that anybody can hide signs of a crime in.
According to an arrest warrant, Greenville County deputies responded to reports of a missing woman on Saw Mill Road on Wednesday evening. They located deceased Clarrissa Michelle Winchester and her newborn child, who was also dead.
According to FOX Carolina, Wilkins is accused of trapping Winchester in her home and assaulting her, causing blunt force trauma to her head and neck, which led to her death. He is also accused of neglecting the newborn child after killing its mother.
Among Wilkins’ prior charges are aggravated assault, possession of a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and possession of stolen goods. He posted bond in April after being charged in February.
In connection with Nebling’s disappearance, Wilkins has not been charged.
She has blonde hair, blue eyes, and a tattoo that reads “Live free” on her left forearm. Nebling is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds.
Anyone with information about the missing woman is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME or 864-271-5210.