Authorities allege that Thelma Carter, 46, struck her boyfriend in the head with the heel, killing him. Police believe Robert F Higdon, 48, was killed on Sunday evening after a physical dispute between the two inside their trailer on a mobile home estate in Augusta.
Investigators are not sure how many times Ms Carter allegedly struck Mr Higdon with the shoe before he died, but said that his body showed signs of trauma to the head. Ms Carter told police she fled the trailer after the argument and returned to find Mr Higdon dead.
The Augusta Chronicle reported that police recovered the body on Monday morning after Ms Carter notified them of the death. An autopsy is due to be carried out. Ms Carter has been remanded in custody.