Update: Woman charged after body found behind assisted living home

Published: Aug. 9, 2014 at 12:18 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2014 at 6:47 PM EDT
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Crime scene tape blocks the sign on the property of Rosewood Manor. (Source: Coffee Co. Scanner...
Crime scene tape blocks the sign on the property of Rosewood Manor. (Source: Coffee Co. Scanner Facebook)

NICHOLLS, GA (WALB) - A Douglas Attorney says that charges have been filled against a woman who remained in custody in the Coffee County Sheriff Office over the weekend. 

Defense Attorney Jill Starling says Diana Marie Malphus Jacobs has been charged with concealing a dead body. Starling says that Jacobs is a nurse at The Rosewood Manor assisted living facility. 

Jacobs is scheduled to have a first appearance Monday morning at the Coffee County law enforcement center 

A body was found buried behind an assisted living center in Nicholls, and a woman connected to that facility is in custody.

Sheriff Doyle Wooten says his investigators got a tip, went to Rosewood Manor to question the woman Friday afternoon, and she admitted there was a body buried in a shed.

GBI crime scene experts spent hours excavating the body.

Investigators must wait for an autopsy, but they think the body is that of a man who was a resident at Rosewood Manor. They're not sure the circumstances of his death or who may have been involved in burying him. So far, no charges have been filed.

Officers from the Nicholls Police Department and Douglas Police Department were also on the scene helping with the investigation.

This is a developing story. Stay with WALB for the latest.

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