Preston, GA (March 30, 2024) – The GBI has arrested and charged Adan Tzoyohua Panzo, age 36, of Preston, GA, with felony murder, malice murder, & arson. On Saturday, March 30, 2024, the Webster County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to investigate the deaths of Panzo’s young daughters (ages 1 & 3).

The investigation shows the Webster County Sheriff's Office, Webster County Fire and EMS personnel, and the Georgia State Patrol responded to reports of a vehicle on fire at a home on Millard Kennedy Road in Preston, Webster County. After first responders put out the fire, they discovered 2 children dead inside the vehicle. Further investigation led them to arrest Panzo after allegations that he set the vehicle on fire during a domestic dispute with his wife.

Panzo was booked into the Webster County Jail.

Currently, this is an active investigation involving GBI agents, the State Fire Marshal’s Office, & the Webster County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Webster County Sheriff’s Office at 229-828-7503 or the GBI regional investigative office in Americus at 229-931-2439. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app. Once the investigation is complete, the case file will be given to the Southwestern Judicial Circuit DA’s Office for prosecution.


Special Agent in Charge Joe Chesnut


Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bryan Smith