ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Bond was denied for a 45-year-old man accused of killing a Holly Hill woman.
Harold Pratt made his first court appearance on Tuesday where a judge denied bond on charges of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.
Officials with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office say Pratt would have to go to a circuit court judge at a later date for any bond consideration.
The sheriff's office says Bunch's body was recovered in less than 24 hours after authorities received a call reporting Bunch missing.
Relatives reported that Bunch had been last seen on Christmas.
"Our investigators were notified of this victim's disappearance around 5 p.m. on Sunday," Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. "Initially, they worked tirelessly searching for this lady. Once it became clear what had happened, the case then had two focuses – bring this lady home and find her killer."
A preliminary motive in the case is that a dispute may have occurred prior to the Christmas Day shooting, according to the sheriff's office.