GBI Makes Arrest in Taylor County Death Investigation

October 6, 2017

Taylor County, GA - On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an investigation into an incident that resulted in the death of Frederick Dean, age 52.

Preliminary information indicated that Constance Dean, age 54, returned home to find her husband, Frederick Dean, shot.  Constance Dean called 911 to report Frederick Dean had shot himself.  Taylor County Sheriff's deputies arrived to the scene at 312 Railroad Street in Butler, GA and found Frederick Dean at the bottom of the staircase with Constance Dean trying to perform CPR.  Frederick Dean was pronounced dead at the scene.  Through the investigation, it was determined the manner of death of Frederick Dean was a homicide. 

On Friday, October 6, 2017, in consultation with the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office, GBI agents arrested Constance Dean and charged her with Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony.

The GBI’s Columbus office is working in conjunction with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and continues to conduct this open and active investigation.  Once the investigation is complete, the findings will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

Contact Information: 
Chris DeMarco - Assistant Special Agent in Charge - 706-565-7888