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2 charged with killing and kidnapping Horry County teen last seen in August 2013


CONWAY, South Carolina — Police say they have arrested two men and charged them with murder in the killing of a 19-year-old man last seen in Horry County more than 15 months ago.

Investigators took 20-year-old Christopher Brown and 20-year-old Javon Gibbs into custody Friday. They are both also charged with kidnapping.

Police say the men abducted Zachary Malinowski from his home early one morning in August 2013, then killed him. Authorities aren't saying why the men kidnapped Malinowski or when or where his body was found.

Malinowski's family and others have searched for him tirelessly since his disappearance. The teen's burned car was found about a week after he was last seen.

Brown and Gibbs remain in jail. It wasn't known if they had attorneys.

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