Horry County police have charged a Murrells Inlet man with murder in connection with a missing persons case in Aynor.

Randy Gale Robinson, 46 of Murrells Inlet, was charged with murder in the connection with the disappearance of Angela Pipkin, according to an Horry County Police arrest warrant.

Robinson was previously arrested and charged with obstruction of justice this past week in connection with the case.

Pipkin, 32 of Galivants Ferry, was reported missing Jan. 22 after her mother said she hadn't spoken with her in more than a week.

According to the arrest warrant, Robinson killed Pipkin by striking her and then dismembered her body and put her in a body of water in Darlington County.

The claims are based on witness statements and physical evidence gathered through the course of the investigation, according to the arrest warrant.

Police officers began a search early Thursday of the Pee Dee River Landing in Darlington County based on a tip in the investigation.

The tip indicates something was thrown over the bridge recent, Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd told our news partner WMBF News.

The search was postponed Friday due to the weather.

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