Body found at house fire is victim of homicide - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Body found at house fire is victim of homicide

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

From the GBI 

Douglas - The GBI Crime lab has determined that a body recovered from a house fire in Coffee County died as result of a homicide.

An autopsy was performed on this date at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon, Georgia. The cause of death is not being released at this time.

On Friday, January 18, 2013, at approximately 6:36 pm, Coffee County 911 received a call in reference to a house fire on Bowens Mill Road near Broxton, Georgia. The fire resulted in extensive damage to the 2-story residence. Initial Investigation revealed that one of the people who resided at the house had not been located.

The Coffee County Sheriff's Office requested assistance from the Douglas GBI Office as well as the State Fire Marshall's Office. The scene was processed thru out the day Saturday and the charred remains of a human body were discovered in the fire debris later that night.

The victim was identified by the GBI Crime Lab utilizing dental records as Edith Carole Sheffield, W/F, 49 years old. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

No arrest has been made and investigative leads are being followed.

The investigation is still on-going; therefore no other details will be released at this time.

 If anyone has information pertaining to the investigation, please contact the Coffee County Sheriff's Office at 912-384-4227, or the GBI Douglas Office at 912-389-4103.

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • American Legion Post 30 hosts Memorial Day breakfast

    American Legion Post 30 hosts Memorial Day breakfast

    Monday, May 29 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-05-29 15:33:45 GMT

    Albany's American Legion Post 30 hosted a breakfast on Monday morning to honor the country's fallen heroes.

    More >>

    Albany's American Legion Post 30 hosted a breakfast on Monday morning to honor the country's fallen heroes.

    More >>
  • Phoebe Putney honors missing and fallen veterans

    Phoebe Putney honors missing and fallen veterans

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:12 AM EDT2017-05-29 14:12:38 GMT
    The table is located inside the cafeteria of Phoebe Main (Source:WALB)The table is located inside the cafeteria of Phoebe Main (Source:WALB)

    Phoebe Putney is honoring fallen and missing veterans with a Missing and Fallen Comrade Table. The table is located inside the cafeteria of Phoebe Main and will be displayed through the end of the month.

    More >>

    Phoebe Putney is honoring fallen and missing veterans with a Missing and Fallen Comrade Table. The table is located inside the cafeteria of Phoebe Main and will be displayed through the end of the month.

    More >>
  • One dead in Albany wreck

    One dead in Albany wreck

    Monday, May 29 2017 9:56 AM EDT2017-05-29 13:56:04 GMT

    One person was killed and five others were injured in a wreck in Albany early Sunday morning.

    More >>

    One person was killed and five others were injured in a wreck in Albany early Sunday morning.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly