Irmo, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies have arrested a suspect who they say killed a woman back in September.

Lloyd Gareth Shand, 34, is charged with murder in the death of 51-year-old Candice Pierce.

Pierce had been reported missing back in September by a friend. Investigators say Shand physically assaulted the victim, and those injuries led to her death.

Pierce's remains were found last Saturday in the 200 block of Twin Gate Road in Irmo by two people were were clearing land. The coroner was able to identify her body through dental records.