On Thursday, April 14, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Joseph Leroy Jones was charged with murder, aggravated assault by strangulation, and aggravated stalking. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Jones had been in custody since Feb. 25 on unrelated charges.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials said Leath’s body has not yet been recovered.
WAGA-TV reports Jones is Leath’s husband. Leath’s sister reportedly last spoke to her on Feb. 24 early in the day. When she tried calling later, Jones allegedly picked up the phone and said Leath was not available.
Leath’s sister then reportedly got a call from Leath’s children’s school saying Leath had not picked them up. According to WAGA, Leath has three daughters.