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(CNN) -- The body of a 29-year-old pregnant woman, abducted when she interrupted a burglary at her mother's Augusta, Georgia, home, was found Sunday, and a suspect was arrested for her death, a county sheriff's inspector said.

Tamara Dunstan's body was found in Edgefield County, South Carolina, across the Savannah River from Augusta, Georgia.

A Richmond County inspector said that Ronald Burke of Augusta had been arrested and charged with murder and kidnapping.

Dunstan had taken Wednesday off from her job and was shopping at a Target store around 3 p.m. when she last spoke with her mother, Tamara's father-in-law, Bernard Dunstan Jr., told CNN.

About 5 p.m., Tamara's mother returned home to find her daughter's car parked outside and some items missing from the home, Dunstan said.

A law enforcement source close to the investigation said signs of a struggle indicated that the woman's disappearance was an abduction. He did not specify what those signs were.

The FBI and police from three counties -- using bloodhounds and a helicopter -- searched the area.

Tamara's husband, Bernard Dunstan III, was at his job as a contractor during the afternoon and is not considered a suspect, his father said. "We found out Easter eve she was three months' pregnant," he said.

The family offered a $25,000 reward for her safe return, he said.

Tamara was a nurse and worked with children who had cancer.

"She's an angel of a person, the nicest person you could ever know," said her cousin, Gwinn Bruns.

CNN's Mike Brooks contributed to this story


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