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Police: 82-year-old woman beaten to death at Myrtle Beach motel

Posted May 24, 2016 12:28 p.m. EDT

Rickey Waddell Wilson

— Myrtle Beach police have made an arrest in the weekend beating death of an 82-year-old woman.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden tells local media outlets Virginia Harris Eakers of the Myrtle Beach area was found dead Sunday in a room in a motel on the city's oceanfront Ocean Boulevard.

Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Joey Crosby says 68-year-old Rickey Waddell Wilson was arrested Monday and charged with murder.

A bond hearing is scheduled Tuesday. It was not immediately known if Wilson had an attorney.

According to an arrest affidavit, Wilson was with the victim at the time she checked into the motel last Friday.