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GA HANNAH BENDER: Missing from Dahlonega, GA - 14 Sept 2019 - Age 21 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    'She's never coming back': Family of missing Georgia woman believes she was murdered


    A woman from Dahlonega, Georgia is missing, and deputies have found ominous clues to her whereabouts.

    Carol Gilreath said she hasn't heard from her daughter, Hannah Bender, in nine days.

    "My little girl is never coming back. She's not coming back because she'd never do her mom like that," Gilreath said.

    Gilreath said she filed a missing person's report five days after she last heard from Bender through text.

    The Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued an arrest warrant for 22-year-old Austin Todd Stryker, of Dawson County, after finding Bender's blood-soaked clothes and talking to witnesses.

    "There are witnesses that give testimony (leading us to) think she is deceased," Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard said.

    Deputies believe Stryker may be driving a black Ford Ranger pickup truck with front-end damage.

    Jarrard said 78-year-old Jerry Harper could be with Stryker. The sheriff is calling Harper a person of interest.

    Bender's father has a message for Stryker.

    "Turn yourself in. Give it up. You'll be running the rest of your life, pal," Gary Bender said.


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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Man sought in disappearance of 21-year-old woman in Lumpkin County

    Murder charges have been filed in the case of a 21-year-old woman reported missing in Lumpkin County, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

    Authorities obtained a warrant Saturday accusing Austin Todd Stryker of murder in connection with the disappearance of Hannah Bender, officials said. Lumpkin deputies are still trying to locate Stryker.

    Bender’s mother, Carol Gilreath, told Channel 2 Action News that the last time she heard from her daughter was in a text message Sept. 14. She reported her daughter missing five days later, the news station reported.

    Soon after that, investigators found bloody clothing.

    “We are led to believe her life has been taken,” Lumpkin Sheriff Stacy Jarrard told Channel 2.

    Jarrard said there were crime scenes associated with the case in Lumpkin, Dawson and Forsyth counties. He would not say where the clothes were discovered.

    Bender’s body has not been found.

    It is not clear how investigators connected Stryker to the case. Officials said he may be driving a black Ford Ranger with front-end damage, Channel 2 reported.

    Authorities are also looking for 78-year-old Jerry Harper, who is a person of interest in the case. Stryker and Harper may also be driving a white 2008 Ford Explorer, Channel 2 reported.


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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Truck connected to missing Lumpkin County woman located in Forsyth County

    Authorities say that a vehicle connected to the disappearance of a Lumpkin County woman has been recovered in Forsyth County.

    According to Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles, a black Mazda truck associated with the disappearance of Hannah Bender was located in Forsyth County on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Bender was reported missing by her mother in Lumpkin County on Sept. 19.

    Stryker and Bender have not yet been located.

    Miles said that the truck is being processed by the GBI.

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  4. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Body of missing Dahlonega woman found in Forsyth County
    • Lauren Davis
    • Posted: Sep 25, 2019 01:42 PM EDT
    • Updated: Sep 26, 2019 08:24 AM EDT

    Search for Hannah Bender WSB-TV

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned that detectives have found the body of a missing Lumpkin County woman. The body of 21-year-old Hannah Bender was found several counties down in Forsyth County.

    Bender disappeared Sept. 14 in Lumpkin County. Her family told Channel 2's Lauren Davis that they believed she may have been killed after detectives made an ominous discovery.

    The Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office said it has two suspects: 22-year-old Austin Stryker and 78-year-old Jerry Harper.

    Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Stryker after finding Bender's blood-soaked clothes and talking to witnesses. The sheriff is calling Harper a person of interest.

    BREAKING NEWS: Investigators are searching an area on Parks Road in Forsyth County for the body of missing Dahlonega woman 21 year old Hannah Bender. She went missing Sept. 14. pic.twitter.com/wmMXI51m5T


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  5. TripleA

    TripleA Zoo Keeper

    RIP Hannah. :(
  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

  7. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Additional arrests have been made in the Hannah Bender murder investigation:

    • Dylan Patrick Reid, age 19, of Dawsonville Dawson County Charges: Tampering with Evidence & concealing the death
    • Isaac Huff, age 18, of Dawsonville Dawson County Charge: concealing the death

    12:47 PM - 1 Oct 2019

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