Orangeburg man charged with fatally beating girlfriend

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - An Orangeburg man has been arrested and charged with killing his girlfriend several months ago.

Carlos Kemp, 26, has been charged with murder in the beating death of 28-year-old Ebony Renne Bryant in May.

Bryant's body was found last week under a pile of trash.

Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said officers had been contacted in late June by Bryant's father, who said he had not heard from his daughter in more than a month.

Ravenell says officers questioned Kemp then and says Kemp provided information about Bryant that was later determined to be false.

Kemp appeared before a magistrate Tuesday who advised him on his rights. It was not clear if he has an attorney.

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