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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

October 26, 2008

PEARSON, GA (WALB) - Atkinson County authorities are investigating the death of 26-year-old Shawna Webber. 

Her body was found beside a road in Pearson, and officers suspect foul play. If their suspicions ring true this would be the town's first homicide in 10 years.

"My officers received an anonymous call about a body on the side of the McCranie Avenue area. When they arrived at the scene they found a white female that was placed in the ditch," said Pearson Police Chief, Kevin Sparrow.

Police tape blocked the portion of McCranie Avenue where Georgia Bureau and Atkinson investigators combed the area for clues. "The cause of death is still under investigation, but it appears to have been under suspicious activity," said Sparrow.

Pictures where taken, evidence collected, and parts of the area were measured as they work to figure out what exactly happened. "We have identified the body, but we are not releasing the name pending the notification of her family," said Sparrow.

Subsequently, police said that Shawna Webber was the identity of the body. "The GBI is working developing the case and moving forward," said the chief.

Though officers do say this case may come to a close soon. "Things look good. The Pearson Police department and GBI is doing all we can in this case. It's upsetting to the people in the community and I know," said Sparrow.

And they want the citizens of Pearson to rest easy knowing that everything that can be done is. The body was taken to the crime lab in Macon for an autopsy Monday morning.

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