Valdosta Daily Times

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October 14, 2011

Woman found dead

Suspect to be charged with murder today

VALDOSTA — Police are seeking answers in the violent death of a woman found Wednesday night inside a residence.

At approximately 11 p.m., in the 100 block of Wilkerson Avenue, Valdosta police detectives and Valdosta-Lowndes crime-scene technicians responded to the residence after a neighbor reported seeing suspicious activity around the house, Valdosta Police Capt. Bobbi McGraw told The Times.

When authorities arrived, the body of a Latin-American female in her mid- 30s was discovered inside the residence, McGraw said.

Lowndes County Deputy Coroner Walter Wacter responded a short time later and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The body is scheduled to be sent Friday morning to the regional crime lab in Macon for an autopsy.

Valdosta Police Commander Brian Childress said late Thursday evening that a suspect was identified by detectives, detained and questioned, and the VPD intends to file murder charges today. Childress said the female victim had been assaulted in a violent manner.

The suspect's name and the victim's names are being withheld at this time.

Childress expressed his appreciation for the hard work of the VPD detectives, as they "worked non-stop to bring this case to closure."

If anyone has additional information pertaining to this crime or any other crime, call the Valdosta Police Department at (229) 293-3145; or remain anonymous by calling the Crime Tip Line at (229) 293-3091.

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