GBI Investigates Death in Screven County

October 25, 2017

Sylvania, GA – On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at approximately 3:16 PM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) responded to the scene of a house fire involving a death at the request of the Screven County Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at approximately 12:27 PM, a 911 call was received in reference to a house fire at 5749 Statesboro Highway, Sylvania, GA.  The Screven County Fire Department and Screven County Deputies were dispatched to the scene.  Upon entry into the structure, firemen discovered a female victim inside the residence.  The victim, who has been identified as 56  year-old Lisa Scott, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Scott’s death is being investigated as a homicide.  The cause of Scott’s death and the fire are currently under investigation.

The GBI is asking for anyone with information about this investigation or who may have seen any suspicious activity or persons in the area of 5749 Statesboro Highway, Sylvania, GA to contact the GBI at (912) 871-1121 or the Screven County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 564-2013.


Bill Bodrey - Special Agent in Charge | Statesboro | 912-871-1121