Telfair sheriff says Ocmulgee River homicide victim not likely from Middle Georgia

lfabian@macon.comJuly 5, 2013 

A woman found dead in the Ocmulgee River is believed to be from outside of Middle Georgia, Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said late Friday.

“I don’t think that she floated downstream. I think her body was put in there,” Steverson said. “It’s definitely foul play.”

The sheriff thinks she was killed elsewhere and dumped in Telfair County.

Authorities are confident they know who she is, but DNA analysis will confirm her identity due to the decomposition of the body.

At about 11:30 a.m. Thursday near the Jacksonville Bridge boat landing, fishermen found the dead woman, who was wearing black capri pants and a shirt decorated with wine bottles and rhinestones.

The woman’s body was taken to the GBI’s State Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.

Anyone with information about the killing is urged to call the Telfair County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 868-6621 or the GBI’s Eastman office at (478) 373-6988.

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