Muskegon native, Robbin Gore murdered in Arkansas

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Robbin Gore

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (WZZM) -- A badly decomposed body found in Arkansas has been identified as a Muskegon native who disappeared July 4.

WTHV-TV reports a fisherman discovered the body of Robbin Gore Friday, July 12 just south of Little Rock. Authorities say she was strangled to death with a belt. The remains were identified Monday.

An Arkansas man, James Clyde Martin, 36 is charged with -degree murder and abuse of a corpse. Sheriff's deputies say Martin confessed to striking Gore and using a belt to strangle her. He then dumped her body in the woods near a mobile home park.

Martin is being held on $1 million bond.

Gore's mother, Lorraine Howard tells WZZM 13 James Martin and Robbin Gore were acquaintances but were not dating.  Authorities have not released a possible motive for the killing.

Robbin grew up in the Muskegon area and went to Oakridge High School for a time. As a teenager, she and her family moved south and when her parents moved back to West Michigan, she stayed in Arkansas.

Gore's mother says her daughter was a nurse.

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