Woman found in Ocmulgee River identified - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Woman found in Ocmulgee River identified

Posted: Updated:
© Joshua Lamar Helton © Joshua Lamar Helton
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Mother relieved after scary golf cart accident

    Mother relieved after scary golf cart accident

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:51:06 GMT
    A Cordele mother has a warning tonight to parents who let their kids drive golf carts and ATV's. She says she'll be lot stricter after four kids were hurt in a golf cart accident last night.More >>
    A Cordele mother has a warning tonight to parents who let their kids drive golf carts and ATV's. She says she'll be lot stricter after four kids were hurt in a golf cart accident last night.More >>
  • Valdosta will deal with 'noise'

    Valdosta will deal with 'noise'

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:29:52 GMT
    The city council is scheduled to vote Thursday whether to amend the city-wide ordinance to increase the distance noise is allowed to travel without being a violation, among other changes.More >>
    The city council is scheduled to vote Thursday whether to amend the city-wide ordinance to increase the distance noise is allowed to travel without being a violation, among other changes.More >>
  • Preparing your home for severe weather

    Preparing your home for severe weather

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:25:12 GMT
    How can you protect your home from a lightning strike? It's a question many of you may have asked this week after a lightning strike sparked a huge fire that destroyed an Albany home. More >>
    How can you protect your home from a lightning strike? It's a question many of you may have asked this week after a lightning strike sparked a huge fire that destroyed an Albany home. More >>
JACKSONVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Telfair Sheriff Chris Steverson says the woman who was found in the Ocmulgee River in Jacksonville, Georgia has been identified and an arrest has been made.

Investigators say they believe the woman is 64 year-old Judy Larue Murrow of Tampa, Florida.

Sheriff Steverson says 25 year old Joshua Lamar Helton of Plant City, Florida will be charged with the murder of Murrow.

Sheriff Steverson says Murrow died from a gunshot wound to the head. Her family lives in Florida and they have been notified. Murrow has no known previous connection to Telfair County.

Joshua Lamar Helton was taken into custody by investigators from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Tampa and is currently in jail.

Sheriff Steverson says the Telfair County Sheriff's Office was notified of the body of a woman in the Ocmulgee River around 11 a.m. Thursday. They treated the case as an homicide.

Sheriff Steverson says investigators from the Telfair County Sheriff's Office, the Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation worked around the clock to solve this crime.

Sheriff Steverson says this is still an ongoing investigation.

 

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.