Renee Drive Search

Police have been searching for a Rodriquez Gibbs, who was last seen on Jan. 6, 2021 at Handley's Pub and Grub at 11 p.m. During an aerial search by South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the vehicle, a 2003 Ford Taurus that Gibbs may have been driving, was spotted. A body was recovered just before noon on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, according to police. Photo courtesy to Horry County Police Department,

The body of a missing man was recovered from a pond near Renee Drive in Carolina Forest Friday morning, according to Horry County police spokesperson Mikayla Moskov and Horry County Fire Rescue spokesperson Tony Casey.

Dive teams on Friday had renewed their search for Rodriquez Gibbs, 40, who was last seen on Jan. 6 at 11 p.m. at Handley’s Pub & Grub, according to police, who said Gibbs may had been driving a tan 2003 Ford Taurus. 

That car was found in a pond near Renee Drive on Thursday. The vehicle was spotted during a rescue search by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, police said.

Just before 11:45 a.m. on Friday, dive teams recovered a body during their search of the pond. 

Horry County Fire Rescue said Gibbs was the man recovered Friday, but the coroner's office has not yet released that information. 

Check back for updates.

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