Remains identified in Tosha Herron Case

April 21, 2017

Dahlonega, GA – Preliminary results from the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office indicate that remains found in Lumpkin County are that of Tosha Herron.

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office coordinated with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Rapid Response Team to conduct a large scale woodlands search of the area where Tosha Herron’s wrecked vehicle was found on October 12, 2016 off of Highway 129 North in Lumpkin County, Georgia.  The area is considered the Chestatee Wildlife Management Area.  This search was expanded beyond the areas previously searched by law enforcement since October 2016. 

During the operation, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Rapid Response Team located a boot that was the mate to Herron’s boot found shortly after the discovery of the accident in October.  Additionally, the Rapid Response Team located what appears to be human remains.  The remains were collected by the GBI Crime Scene Specialist and will be transported to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Officer for examination and identification.  

Nelly Miles - Public Affairs Director | GBI - Decatur | 404/270-8330