Case Info

Incident date:
Location: In her residence in Tift County Ga
Sex: Female

On December 18 ,1996 , the body of Rita Hogandorf was found in her residence in Tift County Ga. Her body was discovered by firemen who had been responding to a fire in her home. Ms. Hogandorf died of smoke inhalation, manual strangulation, blunt force trauma to the head as well as multiple stab wounds to the back. A gas and oil mixture had been poured in the residence to start the fire. Numerous items are believed to have been taken from her residence.

Anyone with information on this case, is asked to contact the GBI Regional Office in Sylvester at 229-777-2080 or the GBI tip line at 1-800-597-TIPS.