Andrews man charged with murder of woman found dead in December - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Andrews man charged with murder of woman found dead in December

Patrick Hurell. (Source: JRLDC) Patrick Hurell. (Source: JRLDC)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An Andrews man was arrested Friday and charged in connection with the Dec. 1, 2016 murder of a woman. 

Patrick Durell Hurell, 32, was arrested Friday and charged with murder for the death of a 31-year-old woman found in her home on Pampass Drive, according to Horry County Police Department officials.

Pampass Drive is located in the Socastee area of Horry County.

The woman, identified by Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick as Denisha King, was found unresponsive in her home by her 38-year-old fiancé, the police report states. 

The victim’s 7-year-old child was picked up from daycare on Dec. 1 and placed into the Department of Social Service's custody, the report states.

Hurell remains in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, and bail has not yet been set.

The police report stated the suspect attempted to conceal the crime, had possession of the victim's car and had evidence linking him to the crime when he was found in North Carolina.

Police said Hurell was the victim's roommate.

A manager at Strand Village said two days before the woman was killed, he had told her that Hurell could not stay there anymore because he was not on the lease and he felt like he was not good for the community.

That manager said Hurell had been living with the woman for more than a month because the two had been friends for several years, and she was giving him a place to stay while he got a job.

He said she worked in home care.

The manager also said the 7-year-old daughter is currently with a family member.

“Just imagine having to go pick your daughter up from school and not being able to explain to her what happened to her mom," a neighbor said. "That hurts me for that child. That child is so young and now she doesn’t have a mom.”

That neighbor recalls seeing King walking with her daughter down the street. She said they would wave to each other and King was always polite.

According to the neighbor, the death has been difficult on the neighborhood.

“It’s just devastating to be in a community where something like this is happening," she said. "It’s not happening every so often; it’s happening too often.”

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Three sent to the hospital after serious crash on Hwy 22 Saturday

    Three sent to the hospital after serious crash on Hwy 22 Saturday

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:04 PM EDT2018-06-23 16:04:41 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Three people are in "serious" condition after a head-on collision Saturday on Highway 22 and Watertower Road, according to a HCFD tweet. The three persons were each treated and sent to the hospital for additional attention.  @hcfirerescue is completing an operation at WATER TOWER RD / HWY 22. Head-On Crash with Multiple Vehicles Involved. 3 patients treated and transported to hospital by HCFR medics with life-threatening injuries. Incident i...

    More >>

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Three people are in "serious" condition after a head-on collision Saturday on Highway 22 and Watertower Road, according to a HCFD tweet. The three persons were each treated and sent to the hospital for additional attention.  @hcfirerescue is completing an operation at WATER TOWER RD / HWY 22. Head-On Crash with Multiple Vehicles Involved. 3 patients treated and transported to hospital by HCFR medics with life-threatening injuries. Incident i...

    More >>
  • One killed, one hospitalized after crash early Saturday morning in Florence

    One killed, one hospitalized after crash early Saturday morning in Florence

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:06 AM EDT2018-06-23 15:06:21 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - One passenger was killed and a driver hospitalized after a car ran off the side of the road and hit a tree Saturday in Florence, according to the SCHP. The crash happened at 12:18 a.m. Saturday morning on Interstate 95 North near mile marker 155. The Florence County Coroner is expected to release the identity of the deceased some time Saturday.  WMBF News will continue to update this story as we receive more information.  Copyright 2018. WMBF News. A...More >>
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - One passenger was killed and a driver hospitalized after a car ran off the side of the road and hit a tree Saturday in Florence, according to the SCHP. The crash happened at 12:18 a.m. Saturday morning on Interstate 95 North near mile marker 155. The Florence County Coroner is expected to release the identity of the deceased some time Saturday.  WMBF News will continue to update this story as we receive more information.  Copyright 2018. WMBF News. A...More >>
  • Road closures expected for Pence, McMaster rally Saturday

    Road closures expected for Pence, McMaster rally Saturday

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:56 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:56:40 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Vice President will be speaking on the campus of CCU at a rally for Governor Henry McMaster Saturday. The rally will begin around 3:30 and is expected to effect surrounding roads and traffic.  CCU will see several road closures beginning around 7 a.m, according to Martha Hunn. Chanticleer Drive West from University Boulevard to the TD Sports Complex circle will be closed from 7 a.m. until the conclusion of the event. Independence Drive and Tom...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Vice President will be speaking on the campus of CCU at a rally for Governor Henry McMaster Saturday. The rally will begin around 3:30 and is expected to effect surrounding roads and traffic.  CCU will see several road closures beginning around 7 a.m, according to Martha Hunn. Chanticleer Drive West from University Boulevard to the TD Sports Complex circle will be closed from 7 a.m. until the conclusion of the event. Independence Drive and Tom...More >>
Powered by Frankly