DECATUR – The Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have identified the remains found in Newton County on October 30 as those of 49 year-old Leslyan Williams of Decatur.  Williams, whose head and torso are still missing, was identified by fingerprints. 

Williams’ boyfriend, Franklin Benson, 47, was arrested today and has been charged in connection with the death of Ms. Williams. Benson is being held in the Newton County Jail.

The investigation into this matter is continuing and anyone with information on either Williams or Benson is asked to call the GBI Tip Line at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477).

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Contact Information:

John Bankhead 404-270-8330