Human remains found in Florence County
Wed, 14 May 2014 18:04:56 GMT —
The Florence County Sheriff's Office has now confirmed remains found in a wooded area along Timberwood Road off Paper Mill Road are human remains.
Law enforcement officers from Horry and Darlington counties were on scene along with the Florence County Sheriff's Office.
Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department says detectives with Major Crimes were at the scene in Florence County in connection to the investigation into the Angie Pipkin case.
Pipkin is an Horry County woman who's been missing since January.
Randy Robinson ischarged with her murder.
Search crews have searched the Great Pee Dee River in Darlington County several times for her body. Police say their investigation has led them to believe that Robinson dismembered her body and dumped her there.
The Great Pee Dee River is very close to the area in Florence County where the remains were found on Wednesday.
Lt. Kegler told WPDE NewsChannel 15 that Horry County detectives responded, "based the proximity of where the remains were found and the information we obtained during the Angie Pipkin investigation. Obviously we cannot assume anything or confirm any identification at this time."
The scene is at least five miles back in the woods along Timberwood Road. Deputies tell us the scene is on the property of a private hunting club and difficult to access by car.
The remains were uncovered during excavation work on the property.
The remains have been sent to the Medical University of South Carolina for further testing.