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HCPD investigates murder/suicide

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CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon murder suicide in Conway.

According to HCPD spokesman Sgt. Robert Kegler, officers were called to a home in the 900 block of SC-905 on a reported suicide around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, investigators found Timothy Hampton Browder Sr. dead of a gunshot wound.

Sgt. Kegler says Browder had spoken with his family before shooting himself.

"During the course of the investigation, it was learned that the possible reason for this was because he had told his family members that he had messed up and that he had actually killed his current girlfriend," said Kegler of the final phone call Browder made.

The two had moved and Browder's family did not know where they currently lived, Kegler said.

Around 9 p.m. Sunday, Williams' body was found at the couple's residence by a family member at 4917 Main Street in Loris. Kegler said the cause of death of apparent asphyxiation.

Neighbors in the area say that they didn't know the family well because they had just moved in about one month ago.

Detectives are continuing the investigation, but are not actively seeking any suspects because it is considered a murder/suicide case.

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