Augusta man accused of killing missing Myrtle Beach man

Timothy Buckley (pictured here) was last seen on September 28th. His remains were found on November 10th.
Timothy Buckley (pictured here) was last seen on September 28th. His remains were found on November 10th.

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) – An Augusta man has been charged following the death of a missing Myrtle Beach man whose remains were found last week, more than a month after he went missing.

Horry County police Lt. Raul Denis tells media outlets that 29-year-old Johnathan Lamar Hillary, of Augusta, is facing a murder charge in the death of 51-year-old Timothy Francis Buckley.

Buckley was a former town council member and police officer in Riverhead, New York, who was last seen on Sept 28. His remains were discovered in a wooded lot in unincorporated Myrtle Beach on Nov. 10.

Thirty-three-year-old Bernithia Young, of Atlanta, was charged with accessory after the fact to a felony. Both suspects were arrested in Atlanta and are expected to be extradited to South Carolina. It’s unclear whether they have attorneys.

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