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GA ANDRYA DEGHELDER: Missing from Grovetown, GA - 25 July 2018 - Age 39 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Investigators search for Grovetown woman missing under suspicious circumstances


    Columbia County Investigators are searching for a Grovetown woman missing under suspicious circumstances.

    "So this is completely out of the ordinary," neighbor Lori Dickson told NewsChannel 6's Shawn Cabbagestalk

    Andrya Pauline Deghelder, 39, was last seen 7 a.m. Wednesday morning at the VA Hospital, where she's employed. "She was scheduled to come back later that night but she never showed up," Columbia County Sheriff's Office Major Steve Morris said.

    "This morning, a friend went back to the house to check on her and couldn't get inside so they called us [The Columbia County Sheriff's Office] and we gained entry," Morris added.

    Investigators say her vehicle was in the garage but she couldn't be found.

    Authorities spent much of the morning into the afternoon looking for clues at Deghelder's home off Wichita and Great Falls.

    NewsChannel 6 learned that a cell phone was recovered from the Ivey Falls home. The phone is being taken to a crime lab in Atlanta for processing.

    Later Thursday evening, NewsChannel 6 learned that some information was pulled from the phone and is now being analyzed.

    Meanwhile, surveillance videos from nearby neighbors are also being reviewed, according to Morris. On Friday, NewsChannel 6 asked about what was seen on camera, Morris declined to say what was possibly found.

    Also on Friday, authorities moved and towed away the car that was in Deghelder's garage. NewsChannel 6 was the only station on the scene at the time. Investigators were also seen moving items from the home to a truck parked in the driveway.

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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Missing Grovetown woman was taken, police say

    Columbia County investigators believe a Grovetown woman reported missing from her home was taken against her will.

    Authorities asked for the public’s assistance Thursday in locating 39-year-old Andrya Pauline DeGhelder. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Steve Morris also said Friday morning that, based on the evidence collected, “we have reason to believe she knew the suspect.”

    DeGhelder’s home, at 518 Great Falls in Grovetown, has been cordoned off with crime-scene tape as officers work “around the clock,” Morris said, to pursue leads in the case.

    DeGhelder is described as a 5-foot-6 brunette, weighing about 140 pounds.

    A social media account in DeGhelder’s name lists her as a medical technologist who works at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta.

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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    UPDATE| Cell phone data could be key to new leads in Mother's Disappearance

    There is around the clock surveillance on 39-YEAR-OLD Andrya DeGhelder's home, and investigators say they are still looking for leads.

    While data is still being extracted from Ms. DeGhelder's phone, deputies have recruited the help of Emergency Management, Richmond County deputies are also assisting.

    Investigators tell News 12 they need the extra hands for this case, due to its magnitude.

    They say they are certain that the person involved in Ms. DeGhelder's disappearance is someone she knows.

    Andrya DeGhelder moved to the area about a year ago. Her son has been with his father all week.

    Concern began when she did not show up for work on Wednesday night. The hospital reached out to one of her friends who reached out to the sheriff's office for a welfare check.

    She said there was not much to go by and there were no indicators why she would have left.

    Andrya's friend said her biggest fear is that they are not going to be able to find any answers.

    Along with neighborhood interviews, officials have also interviewed Ms. DeGhelder's ex-husband and other several other people.

    Investigators say they found her car and cell phone at her home, but right now the cell phone records are the key.

    "We're in the process of extracting data from the cell phone right now as we speak. We have a large group of investigators working in this case. We've conducted many interviewers the past 24 hours. We interviewed friend, family, coworkers, neighbors and even person of interest," said Major Steve Morris, Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

    They hope to have information from the cell phone records within a few days.

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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Local volunteers on hand, prepared to search for missing Grovetown mother

    Almost all the investigators out here this afternoon have gone home for the evening. It's not certain if they'll be out here this weekend to look for more evidence, but one thing that's clear, people are ready to help search for this missing mom.

    Investigators comb through evidence inside Andrya DeGhelder's home but still no sight of the mother who's been missing for two days.

    The only other lead investigators in Grovetown have is Andrya used several dating apps.

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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Missing Grovetown woman's body found, cause of death detailed

    Investigators have now positively identified the body found Tuesday night as that of Andrya Deghelder and determined a cause of death.

    Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins tells us that Deghelder was strangled to death.

    No word yet on a suspect but investigators believe it to be someone Deghelder knew.

    Wednesday, Columbia County investigators announced they believe the body found in a dumpster behind the Dollar Tree at the Gateway Shopping Center Tuesday night is that of Andrya Deghelder. And they say they're one step closer to finding whoever killed her.

    "We don't think it's a matter of if, we just think it's a matter of when," said Columbia County Sheriff's Office Major Sharif Chochol.

    Major Sharif Chochol says whoever committed the crime inside Deghelder's home tried to cover it up.

    "But it didn't work. We have evidence to include DNA evidence, pictures, surveillance video," says Major Chochol.

    Major Chochol has this message for whoever killed Andrya Deghelder:

    "We would encourage that person to come turn themselves in before we have to track them down."

    Sheriff Clay Whittle says the discovery of the body has sent this investigation into high gear.

    He says he wants to thank the people who live in this neighborhood and the other agencies who helped in the investigation for their cooperation.

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  8. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    Sounds like they have a strong person of interest... they know who did this
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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    I hope he (or she) is crapping themselves with fright wondering when investigators are coming for them.
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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Details in DeGhelder case reveal evidence found in home, warrants for cell phone records

    We're learning what investigators found when they went inside Andrya DeGhelder's home while doing a welfare check.

    "From what I understand, there was no sign of breaking in as far as the house is concerned. I mean she opened her door to somebody who treated her poorly after she opened the door," said Neighbor Jim Zeiler.

    Investigators didn't find DeGhelder but they did find several rooms in disarray with her purse strewn around the kitchen floor.

    There were clothes on the floor of the master bedroom with blood on them.

    There were more clues that something was wrong.

    Deputies found blood on the kitchen floor, hallway and master bedroom.

    More blood was found in the bed located in the master bedroom.

    Neighbors say they worry that the DNA found in DeGhelder's home could be from someone besides the killer.

    "They put out that they have DNA samples. But who's the DNA from? It might be for her son, or a friend, or a relative who was in the house. But hopefully, they'll find enough DNA to pin it on somebody," said Zeiler.

    The application for the search warrant says investigators found DeGhelder's phone in the living room.

    Investigators interviewed friends who say DeGhelder had profiles on several dating sites like Tinder, Bumble and Plenty of Fish.

    Investigators believe whoever killed DeGhelder knew her because there was no forced entry, all the doors were locked and the garage door was closed.

    "I think it was someone who knew her personally and had a hell of hate in his heart for her," said Zeiler.

    Now, as family and friends mourn the loss of DeGhelder, the search continues to find her killer.

    Investigators tell us they aren't commenting on any suspects or releasing details on the case.

    DeGhelder's cause of death has been ruled strangulation.

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  11. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    I can't help but wonder if she recently rejected a guy ....and then this happened.
  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    "Person of interest" named in murder investigation of Andrea DeGhelder

    There's new information regarding the murder of Andrya DeGhelder.

    Columbia County investigators have named a person of interest in the case.

    It was another active crime scene in Ivey Falls, Tuesday night, right next to DeGhelder's home.

    "I thought they were going into the house again. But no...they were in looking at one of the neighbor's houses," said Neighbor Eric Carpenter.

    Investigators walked out of 520 Great Falls with bags full of items.

    One of the people who lives there is Christopher Gibson who is now a person of interest in this case.

    "So, the work we've been doing since we learned of her disappearance and the recovery of her body, where we learned it was now a murder investigation, led us to a search warrant of the residence," said Columbia County Major Sharif Chochol.

    Investigators left no stone unturned.

    "We recovered items that we believe could be of value in this case. Some of those are going to be pending evaluation of a crime lab," said Chochol.

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  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    UPDATE: Person of Interest named in the Andrya DeGhelder investigation, bond hearing set

    55- year-old Christopher Ashley Gibson has been confirmed as a person of interest in the Andrya DeGhelder investigation, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

    He is the neighbor of the late Andrya DeGhelder, the Grovetown mother whose body was found last month in a dumpster behind the Walmart in Grovetown.

    Columbia County Sheriff's office deputies entered the home where Gibson lives with his wife and child to gather evidence that they believe may lead to a resolution in this case.

    Gibson is being held at the Columbia County Detention Center on unrelated charges He has been in trouble with the law previously with charges of driving under the influence, shoplifting, and distributing obscene materials.

    UPDATE: As a result of the search of Christopher Gibson's house on Tuesday, Columbia County investigators recovered numerous items, including a handgun.

    Gibson was charged Thursday afternoon with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. A bond hearing is scheduled for 9:00 am Friday at the Columbia County Courthouse in Evans.

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  14. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Bond denied for the person of interest in the death of Andrya DeGhelder

    The person of interest in the death of Andrya DeGhelder has been denied bond on a felony charge.

    Christopher Gibson made his first appearance in court today, facing charges of Felony Possession of a Firearm as a Convicted Felon and Misdemeanor Shoplifting.

    He was granted a $2,000 bond for the misdemeanor charge and is currently still waiting for an attorney.

    The DeGhelder case was a contributing factor to his bond being denied.

    He has a total of 18 arrests in the state of Georgia alone.

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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Suspect in Andrya DeGhelder murder indicted on unrelated charges

    A suspect in the death of a slain Grovetown woman was indicted Wednesday on multiple charges unrelated to Andrya DeGhelder’s disappearance and death.

    Christopher Gibson, 55, was indicted on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in relation to an armed robbery that occurred last July at a Grovetown Subway, according to court documents.

    Gibson was also indicted on charges of entering an automobile for a Feb. 13 incident and possession of a schedule III controlled substance, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in an Aug. 21 incident, according to court documents.

    He has been in custody since Aug. 28. When Columbia County sheriff’s officers searched Gibson’s home in August, they found a handgun and steroids inside, The Augusta Chronicle reported.

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  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Investigation continues in the murder case of Grovetown woman

    The investigation into a murdered Grovetown woman continues.

    Investigators say evidence collected from the both scenes has been sent to the FBI Crime Lab.

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is waiting for the results.

    A person of interest in this case remains behind bars. Christopher Gibson is in the Columbia County Jail on unrelated charges.

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