Zachary Matthew Malinowski

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Above Images: Malinowski, circa 2013

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 25, 2013 from Aynor, South Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 17, 1993
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Malinowski has a birthmark on his scrotum and a scar on his knee. His nicknames are Zack (sometimes spelled "Zach") and Ace.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A long red t-shirt, black basketball shorts and black and white Nike Air Jordans or black and white Nike flip-flops.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Malinowski went to play basketball with friends in Aynor, South Carolina on August 25, 2013. After the game, he dropped one of his friends off on Murray Johnson Road in Conway, South Carolina. His other friend said he and Malinowski returned to Aynor and went to a woman's residence on 7th Avenue, where they stayed until 11:30 p.m. Malinowski left at that point to get something to eat and then go home. The last contact with him was by phone shortly after midnight on August 26. Eight days later the police found Malinowski's car, a dark purple/burgundy two-door 1996 Chevrolet Beretta with the South Carolina license plate number IFB 802, in the woods about a hundred yards off Valley Forge Road near Aynor. It had been completely destroyed by fire. Malinowski has never been heard from again. A photo of his car is posted below this case summary.

    In December 2014, Christopher Anfony Brown and Javon Dion Gibbs were charged with Malinowski's kidnapping and murder. Photos of Brown and Gibbs are posted below this case summary. Authorities believe the men abducted Malinowski from his residence, took him to western Horry County and killed him. Little information has been released about the case against them.

    Malinowski's body has not been located. Foul play is suspected in his disappearance due to the circumstances involved.

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    Brown Gibbs
    Top: Malinowski's car;
    Bottom Left: Christopher Brown;
    Bottom Right: Javon Gibbs

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Horry County Police Department
    843-915-7995

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    Source Information
    The CUE Center for Missing Persons
    WBTW 13
    WMBF News
    Help Find Zack
    The Sun News
    NamUs
    ABC NewsChannel 15

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 6, 2014; picture added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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