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GA DEANNA SHIREY: Missing from Thomasville, GA - 1 July 2018 - Age 70 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by noZme, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member


    Thomasville Police say officers stopped by 70 year old Shirey's Glenwood Drive residence on Monday (7/2) evening for a welfare check and no one answered the door, but her car was in the driveway. Then, when they returned Tuesday morning, her vehicle was gone, but the home's windows and doors were locked and secured.

    Shirey is 5’05” tall, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Family members say they last heard from her on Sunday.

    Tuesday afternoon, her car was located about 40 miles away in the Frenchtown District of Tallahassee FL. Her personal belongings were left inside. Officials say she has no known relatives in the Tallahassee area. Where her car was found is a high crime area.

    The dark red Honda SUV was parked along Georgia Street near Carter-Howell-Strong Park.

    People who live in the area say all of a sudden they saw a lot of police officers. They soon realized the investigators' focus was on the Honda.

    Investigators with the Tallahassee Police Department were on the scene for several hours Tuesday. A police dog was also on scene searching the SUV, some yards and the area around park's pond.

    Thursday (7/5), Thomasville police were back at the home of 70-year-old Deanna Shirey, this time with a team of canines and plans to search a wider area around the house.

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  2. noZme

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    Thomasville police were processing the woman's 1205 Glenwood Drive residence Tuesday afternoon.

    "Suspicious circumstances" surround the disappearance of Deanna Shirey, who was last seen by relatives Sunday afternoon, said Capt. Maurice Holmes, Thomasville Police Department (TPD) Criminal Investigations Division commander.

    "There are a lot of unanswered questions," Holmes said Tuesday afternoon outside Shirey's home. The neat, attractive house was encircled by bright-yellow crime scene tape.

    Shirey lives alone and has a heart condition. When the missing woman's daughter was not able to reach her mother Monday, she asked police to check the residence. Police went to the house Monday night.

    "Her vehicle was in her yard at that time," said Maj. Wade Glover, TPD public information officer. It was believed Shirey was visiting friends.

    Police returned Tuesday morning, and Shirey's red 2015 Honda CRV was gone.

    "Right now, we're treating it as a missing person," Glover said. "We're following up on all leads to determine if there is any foul play at this time."

    Tallahassee police were processing Shirey's vehicle Tuesday. A police canine unit was deployed in the Frenchtown area.

    Glover said some of Shirey's personal belongings were found in her car. Police also said there was activity on her bank account Monday. She is retired and works part-time at Publix.


    her FB

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  3. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    I have been following Ms Shirey's disappearance (local to me) & hoping it would be resolved just any moment.... Posting it now.
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    THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- The family of missing Thomasville woman Deanna Shirey has released a statement regarding her disappearance.

    The family's full statement can be seen below.

    "First we would like to thank the Thomasville Police Department Georgia Bureau of investigation and Tallahassee Police Department for the tireless work and helping to find our mom. Second we would like to thank the friends and business people who have stepped up to help her family in this time of need. It is no wonder why mom loves living here in Thomasville!

    We ask that everyone please take a look at the photo of mom, pass it on, show your friends and neighbors. A lot of you know her from Publix where she worked. Someone out there knows something. We have not heard from Deanna since Sunday night and no one has seen her here in town since Sunday.If you have any information on her or if you have seen her in the last three days we beg you to contact the Thomasville police department. Mom is in need of her heart medication, which she has not had since Sunday. Our family is in need of our mother. We know that she would never leave like this and not tell us where she was going. There has never been any sign of Alzheimer’s or mental illness to indicate this type of behavior. Our mom is a gentle loving person who would help someone in a heartbeat she loves her family friends doing puzzles and horseback riding.

    Please help us bring Deanna Shirey home safe.

    Deanna’s children:
    Nick and Paula Abiusi, Rick and Mandy Ramos, Michele Gooch."

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200.
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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Armed, dangerous suspect in assault on woman now wanted for questioning in missing woman case

    A 47-year-old man charged in an attack last month on a woman is now also wanted for questioning in the case of a missing Georgia woman

    Robert Lee Carter II is charged with aggravated assault for attempt to murder, rape or rob in the June 29 attack on a Thomasville woman.

    Thomasville police said Carter is armed, dangerous and on the run.

    Police said Friday that Carter II is also a person of interest in the disappearance of 70-year-old Deanna Shirey. Her home is on Glenwood Drive in Thomasville.

    Family members said they last heard from Shirey on Sunday. A welfare check on Monday found her missing, but her car was parked in the driveway, police said.

    When officers returned Tuesday, the car was gone. It was found Tuesday abandoned in Tallahassee with Shirey’s personal possessions still inside, police said.

    Investigators said Shirey does not have any relatives in the Tallahassee area.


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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Family offers reward for mother's safe return

    The family of a woman missing for almost a week urges residents to protect themselves and their families from a Thomasville man on the run and a person of interest in the family’s loved one’s disappearance.

    Nick Abiusi, Shirey’s son-in-law, said that after Robert Lee Carter II was identified as a person of interest in the disappearance and is a suspect in a Thursday assault and taking an assault family hostage Friday, the family decided Friday night to offer a reward for Shirey’s safe return and Carter’s arrest and conviction. The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, Thomasville Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force have established a separate reward up to $5,000 for information leading to Carter’s apprehension.

    “We hope this will help bring forth information on her,” Abiusi said Saturday.

    The statement says: “We children do NOT know Robert Carter. We have been told by friends in town that he has done some handyman work for Mom and other friends. We have been told that he is armed and on the run. That makes him dangerous. Please share his photo, and continue to call 911 with any information you may have. Protect yourselves and your families from any heartbreak like our family and the two families he attacked in the previous 48 hours have had to endure.”

    “We know someone out there has more information on Mom’s whereabouts. We cannot beg you enough to come forward and return Deanna to her family. We will continue to work with and pray for Mom’s return and the capture of Robert Carter to ensure the families in Thomas County are once again safe!”

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  7. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Violent - bad guy.
    It will be a miracle if Mrs Shirey is found safe.
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    noZme Bronze Member

    Manhunt continues after fugitive takes family hostage, escapes
    OCHLOCKNEE — A common denominator has emerged among three cases involving a fugitive believed to be responsible for the crimes.

    The suspect in two cases and a person of interest in the third case, Robert Lee Carter II, has done construction work at residences of all victims.
    People Carter has done work for should be on the lookout for the fugitive, should not open their door to him and should call 911 immediately if he approaches, Holmes warned. "He is considered armed and dangerous," the commander stressed.

    In the most recent incident, deputies were called out to an Ochlocknee residence Friday night after a reverse 911 call and relative told authorities they were worried after receiving that received information that was out of the ordinary, said Thomas County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tim Watkins.

    Three deputies conducted a welfare check and looked in a window and saw three family members tied up and bound, TPD public information officer Maj. Wade Glover said. Officers kicked the front door open, and Carter escaped through the back door.

    Victims were checked by Thomas County Emergency Medical Service personnel at the scene. They did not required hospital treatment, Watkins said.

    "They were emotionally shaken but physically, they are fine," he said.

    A woman was alone at the house when Carter entered the dwelling.

    "He stayed there until the father and son came home," Watkins said.

    Law enforcement personnel began searching other property in and around Ochlocknee but had not found any trail of Carter by early Saturday morning. Thomas County Sheriff's Office deputies, Thomasville Police investigators, Georgia State Patrol troopers, Leon County Sheriff's personnel, GBI agents and U.S. Marshals are part of the effort to find Carter.

    The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force responded, along with the GBI, Leon County Sheriff's Office air unit, Georgia State Patrol and numerous local law enforcement officers. A perimeter of a one-mile radius of the house was established but Carter got away. "We believe he's still in the area," Watkins said Saturday afternoon.

    Thomas County Sheriff Carlton Powell said he was told that Carter “was not a stranger to living out in the open.”

    Carter was sentenced to 10 years in prison for child molestation and served four years for that conviction. He was out on a $5,000 bond for another offense.

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  9. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    FYI Ochlocknee is a small town just outside Thomasville

    Search for Carter continues

    OCHLOCKNEE — Law enforcement authorities have set up a command post on Highway 188 outside of Ochlocknee after a reported sighting of fugitive Robert Carter II.

    Nearby residents were going to church when they spotted a man who fit Carter's description. Carter is a suspect in an assault on a Thomasville woman and an assault on an Ochlocknee family Friday night. Carter also is a person of interest in the disappearance of a Thomasville woman.

    Authorities also may have found a camp site Carter used after he fled from law enforcement as they came to the Ochlocknee home where he had tied up three people.
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    Deanna Shirey's body was found behind suspect Robert Carter's Colton Avenue residence late Thursday night.
    The Thomasville Police Department said in a press conference Friday morning that Shirey's body was found in the early morning hours near Colton Avenue after a tip came in around 12:00 a.m.

    TPD says Shirey's body was discovered within 50 feet of Robert Carter's home.

    Carter, 47, was identified a person of interest on July 6 in the disappearance of Shirey. Police said they were searching for Carter in connection to a separate incident, but added that they "strongly believed" he was connected to Shirey's case.

    Carter was caught hiding under a bridge about three quarters of a mile east of the town of Ochlocknee after a multi-day search.

    TPD says Carter is the lead suspect in Shirey's disappearance at this time, but they are not ruling out other suspects.

    A comforter that was missing from Shirey's home was found on Carter's property. Some of her jewelry was also located at the scene.
    Police say it is an active investigation and a cause of death has not yet been determined.

    The body was found outside, and police say it was hidden and camouflaged. TPD says it appears the body had been there for some time, as grass had grown up around it.

    Shirey's family released a statement on Facebook following the announcement.


    Bring Deanna Shirey Home
    about an hour ago

    It is with a heavy heart we would like to inform everyone that we have found our mom. While our prayers were not answered to bring her home alive, we will be able to properly lay her to rest.

    We can not thank the tireless work of the GBI, Thomasville PD, Tallahassee PD and all the many other agencies who have enabled us to reach this point.

    Thank you to this outstanding community who have been crying and praying with us. We couldn’t get through this without your support.

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  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Remembering Deanna Shirey two months later

    Thursday marks two months since Thomasville Police made a devastating discovery, the body of Deanna Shirey was found in Robert Carter II's backyard.

    Just a couple of weeks ago, Deanna Shirey's family was finally able to lay her to rest with her late husband back in Massachusetts where she was born, just how she wanted it.

    In this heartbreaking time he tells me the family is gaining closure one day at a time.

    This is still an active, ongoing investigation.

    We will update you as we learn new details regarding Robert Carter II.

    More: http://www.wtxl.com/news/rememberin...cle_3e181c52-b794-11e8-adf0-879fccac80a5.html
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    Carter homicide case to be reviewed in death penalty decision

    Robert Carter, 47 at the time of his arrest on July 8, 2018, is charged with murder, among other offenses, in the death of 70-year-old Deanna Shirey, whose body was found in a shallow grave at Carter’s 428 Colton Ave. residence. The remains were wrapped in a comforter believed to be taken from Shirey’s bed at her Glenwood Drive home.

    Local, state and federal law enforcement officers converged on the community and conducted an around-the-clock manhunt that led to Carter’s capture. Thomas County residents lined highways and applauded law enforcement as they transported the captured fugitive to jail.

    Brad Shealy, Southern Judicial Circuit district attorney, said his office will not decide whether the death penalty will be sought on Carter until the case file is complete and reviewed by him and assistant district attorneys.

    “That’s something we’ll have to decide when he we get all the facts,” Shealy said.

    Items in the case file will include lab reports, physical evidence and witness statements.

    Certain statutory requirements must be met if the death penalty is sought. Aggravated circumstances, a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty, a murder victim tortured before death and killing for money are among requirements in a death penalty case, the district attorney said.

    Shealy said he prosecuted several Lowndes County death penalty cases that required years of preparation. Defendants eventually entered guilty pleas. A death penalty defendant who enters a guilty plea is eligible for a sentence of life in prison or life without parole.

    Shealy hopes the Carter case can be heard by a February Thomas County grand jury.

    “When it goes to grand jury, we probably would know if we will ask for the death penalty,” the district attorney said, “Hopefully, we can get it to the February grand jury.”

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  18. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Grand jury to hear case of suspect in Deanna Shirey murder

    The case of a Thomasville man charged with malice murder of a local grandmother is set to go before a grand jury, according to District Attorney Brad Shealy.

    Robert Carter II’s case will go before a Thomas County grand jury Monday at 9:15 a.m.

    The charges include malice murder in the death of 70-year-old Deanna Shirey, after her body was discovered buried in his backyard.

    The case is expected to be returned Thursday, according to the district attorney. Shealy said all indictments must be returned in open court by the grand jury foreperson.

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  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Indictment handed down for suspect in Deanna Shirey murder

    A grand jury has indicted Robert Carter, the man accused in the murder of Thomasville grandmother Deanna Shirey.

    Thursday, Carter was indicted in Thomas County Superior Court on 21 counts, including armed robbery, burglary, kidnapping, sexual battery, felony murder, and concealing a death.

    Deanna Shirey's family released the following statement regarding Carter's indictment:

    "As a family, we understand the decision to not pursue the death penalty in Robert Carter’s case. We are pleased with the Grand Jury’s Indictment on all charges and look forward to his conviction. It has always been our family’s desire that Robert Carter never be allowed to hurt anyone else, like he has hurt the families in this case. A conviction won’t bring our mom back, or undue the pain inflicted on the other families last July, but it will protect the community. It is our prayer that a conviction on all charges will help all of the families involved to be able to try and heal from these tragedies."

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