GALIVANTS FERRY, SC (WMBF) - One year ago, Angie Pipkin went missing. Her friends and family gathered to remember her with a vigil to share their favorite memories.
"Probably the one thing I miss the most about my mom is her smile, her hugs, waking up every morning getting to see her," said Pipkin's daughter, Taylor. "I don't get to do that anymore," she added.
Now, those who knew Angie say they wake up hoping this last year was just a dream. The time since Angie vanished has been torture for the family, but her daughter Taylor says everyone is trying their best to keep pushing on. "We're not perfect, we get sad, we get angry, we lash out, it's a hurtful process. This doesn't just happen to people every day," Taylor Pipkin said.
At this point in the case, the family has more answers than it ever has before. Police say the man Pipkin went to go meet that January night, a year ago, was behind it all. They say he killed Pipkin, dismembered her body, and threw her over a bridge in Darlington. Randy Robinson remains behind bars, charged with murder, but a trial is still a long ways away, according to Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.
"Honestly, I feel like I want more closure than everybody else," said her daughter. Other family members say closure on something like this may never come. Instead, they have to keep healing, and more importantly, keep Angie's memory and spirit alive.
So with a few songs, poems, and words, those friends and family members did their best to honor the woman they wish was right there with them Saturday night.
"I'd just tell her I love her, just wrap my arms around her, that's what any daughter would want to do to their mom," said Taylor Pipkin, fighting back tears.