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'Person of interest' in custody after Fitzgerald stabbing

Samantha Wheeles was stabbed 14 times. Samantha Wheeles was stabbed 14 times.
FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) -

Police say they have a person of interest in custody in connection to the brutal stabbing death of a Fitzgerald woman.

The Fitzgerald Police Chief says no charges have been filed yet.

Officers discovered the body of 30-year old Samantha Wheeles Sunday morning in a room at the Uptown Motel on Grant Street. She was stabbed 14 times.

Police believe she was killed late Friday or early Saturday morning.

A memorial service for Wheeles was held Thursday night.

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