Crime

Woman was beaten in Bibb County’s 28th homicide in 2018

A woman was killed Wednesday night in south Macon, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said.

Jones identified the victim as 57-year-old Ellen Runette Sandifer. He said Sandifer was beaten to death.

Bibb sheriff’s deputies were called just before 9 p.m. to the 1000 block of Triple Hill Drive where Sandifer’s body was found in the house.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office initially asked for help locating Kenneth Saraba Rainge, 51, who wanted for questioning in connection to the slaying. They later were able to speak with him, according to a news release.

“This investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available,” the release stated.

No charges are expected against Rainge, according to the sheriff’s office.

The killing marks Macon-Bibb County’s 28th homicide this year. It is the third this month.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

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