Anitra Gunn update: Body found, missing college student confirmed dead
02/19/2020 2:45 pm PST
UPDATE Feb. 20, 2020:
WSB-TV reports the Georgia Bureau of Investigation ruled the death of Anitra Gunn as a homicide. Anitra Gunn disappeared on Valentine's Day in the Fort Valley area. Her body was found four days later in a wooded area off Greer Road in Crawford County.
The GBI said Thursday that an autopsy by the GBI Medical Examiner's Office in Macon determined Gunn's manner of death was a homicide. Her cause of death is pending the toxicology results.
The GBI said Thursday that numerous items of evidence are being reviewed and processed by the GBI Crime Lab.
MORE: GBI rules Fort Valley State student Anitra Gunn's death a homicide - WSB
Feb. 19, 2020:
FORT VALLEY, Ga. (WGHP) -- The Fort Valley Department of Public Safety reportedly received confirmation from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab that a body recovered Tuesday was that of missing college student Anitra Gunn.
Gunn, 23, was last seen on Valentine's Day.
Gunn's family called police Saturday because they had not heard from her in an “unusual amount of time,” the Fort Valley Police Department said. Gunn attended Fort Valley State University.
Police said a woman's body was recovered Tuesday night near the Peach and Crawford county line.
Her car was found Saturday with a torn bumper near her apartment. Police found the bumper near her body about 150 yards off a road and authorities said it looked as though someone had tried to hide the body with leaves and branches, WSB reported.
Fort Valley Police said Tuesday they arrested DeMarcus Little, 23, for criminal damage to property belonging to Gunn in an incident on February 5. Her apartment windows were smashed and her vehicle tires slashed, police said, adding that more charges may be filed. Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese said Little was Gunn's boyfriend, WSB reported.
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