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Death investigation underway in Dawson

Law enforcement looking for stolen car related to investigation
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Published: Feb. 1, 2022 at 10:17 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2022 at 6:42 PM EST
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DAWSON, Ga. (WALB) - The death of a 59-year-old woman in Dawson is under investigation, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

On Monday, shortly before 2:30 p.m., the Dawson Police Department responded to a home in the 400 block of Boundary Street.

When police arrived, Annie Josie Chappell was found dead inside her home.
When police arrived, Annie Josie Chappell was found dead inside her home.(Source: Family)

When police arrived, Annie Josie Chappell was found dead in the home.

An autopsy will be done by a GBI medical examiner, according to the agency.

Her car, a 2006 black Hyundai Elantra, was stolen from a homicide scene, according to the GBI. The car has a temporary tag of #C0521643. It was last seen on Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.

On Tuesday, four of her family members were at her home remembering their loved one. Family members said Chappell was a great mom and grandma with 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Chappell lived in Dawson her whole life and had just moved to her home in 2010, her family told WALB News 10.

Although she lived alone, Chappell’s family said she didn’t feel unsafe.

They are wanting anyone who knows anything to speak up.

Anyone with information about the investigation or the car is asked to call the Dawson Police Department at (229) 995-4414 or the GBI’s regional investigate office in Sylvester at (229) 777-2080. Anonymous tips can also be made by calling (1-800) 597-8477.

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