Search going on at Great Pee Dee River in disappearance of Angie Pipkin
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:20:00 GMT —
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Horry County police
at the Cashua Ferry Landing in Darlington County, searching the Great Pee Dee River based on a tip involving an ongoing missing person investigation into the disappearance of Angie Pipkin, according to Lt. Robert Kegler, with Horry County police.
The landing is off Highway 34 near the Marlboro County line.
As of 3:30pm Thursday, crews have stopped the search for the night, according to Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd.
He said he's not sure if they will be back out there Friday.
The landing has reopened.
Pipkin was last seen January 16, when her grandfather dropped her off at the IGA in Aynor to meet a friend.
After six days went by and no one heard from Angie, her family reported her missing on January 22.
A few weeks ago, Horry County police released new details saying Angie was seen on surveillance video on Socastee Boulevard just after 9:30 at night on January 16.
On February 28, Horry County police charged Randy Gale Robinson with Obstruction of Justice in connection with the case.
The warrant states Robinson committed the crime on January 26 at an address on Sullivan Drive near Murrells Inlet when he "...prevented, impeded, or interfered with an investigation by, including but not limited to, providing false, misleading, and/or inaccurate information regarding the disappearance of Angela Grace Pipkin and his activities during the evening hours of January 16, 2014 causing the investigation to divert resources"
He is out of jail on bond.
We have a crew at the landing and will continue to update this story.