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Investigators charge three in connection to murder of missing Orangeburg teen

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Bryant McKnight, sitting in the white T-shirt at left, and Jerry McKnight, in orange, appeared before Calhoun County Magistrate Robert Lake on Thursday.  (Photo/Information Source: www.thetandd.com) Bryant McKnight, sitting in the white T-shirt at left, and Jerry McKnight, in orange, appeared before Calhoun County Magistrate Robert Lake on Thursday. (Photo/Information Source: www.thetandd.com)
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From left to right: Jerry McKnight and Bryan McKnight (Photo source: WLTX) From left to right: Jerry McKnight and Bryan McKnight (Photo source: WLTX)
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ORANGEBURG, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities say they have arrested three people in connection to the disappearance and murder of an Orangeburg teenager. 

Investigators with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office charged 28-year-old Bryan McKnight of St. Matthews with murder and obstructing justice in connection with the disappearance of 17-year-old Kymmara Randolph, whose body still has not been found. 

The sheriff's office has also charged 45-year-old Jerry McKnight with murder, and 20-year-old Jonathan McKnight with accessory after the fact of murder.

Authorities with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office have been searching for Randolph who was last seen by her roommate on Feb. 13.

"We have been working around the clock for several days investigating this crime and locating the individuals responsible for Kymmara Randolph's death," said Sheriff Thomas Summers with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office."When we developed credible information that Ms. Randolph was killed last week in our county, we have been searching tirelessly for her body and will continue to do so. This is an ongoing multi-faceted, complex investigation involving several agencies."

"Randolph is believed to have left her Eastwood Circle home with Bryan McKnight at approximately 8 p.m.," said Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell at the time of her disappearance

Authorities are continuing their investigation and their efforts to locate Randolph's body.

Anyone with any information concerning this case is asked to call The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office at 803-874-2741 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

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