Deaths related to Prescription Drug Overdoses Continue to Rise

DECATUR - As a result of an analysis of autopsies performed by the GBI Medical Examiner's Office in which drug overdose was the cause of death or a significant contributing factor in the death, it was found that of the 670 drug overdose deaths in 2009, 584 involved prescription drugs or a combina

Hart County Investigation

HARTWELL, GA - On Monday, September 13, 2010, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Hart County Deputy David Luther Brown, 46, on two (2) counts of VGCSA – Possession of a Schedule II drug.  Later, on Wednesday September 15, 2010, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Hart County De

Arrest Made in 2007 Gilmer County Murder

ELLIJAY, GA – As result of information received recently by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Regional Office in Cleveland, Georgia about the possibility of a murder having taken place in Gilmer County in 2007,  agents in a matter of two weeks have recovered the victim’s remains

Arrest Made in Death of Two-Year-Old

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Casey Allen Spradlin, 25, for the death of two-year-old, Brayden Robinson. Spradlin was charged with Felony Murder, Malice Murder, Cruelty to Children 1st degree and Aggravated Battery.

Statement by Dr. Kris Sperry, Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Georgia, on the Death of Lynn Turner

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation State Medical Examiner's Office has determined that Lynn Turner died as the result of the toxic effects of the prescription medication propranolol, a blood pressure medication that Ms. Turner had been prescribed.  Ms.

Investigation into Death of Amtrak Passenger Continues

JESUP, GA - The  Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Amtrak Police, Sanford, Florida Police and other law enforcement agencies are continuing to investigate the death of 63-year-old Barbara Arteta whose body was found September 9 near CSX railroad tracks between mi

Second Person Arrested in Child Porn Investigation in Thomaston

THOMASTON, GA –On Friday, September 3, agents with the GBI’s  High Technology Investigations Unit (HTIU) obtained arrest warrants charging Jason E.

GBI's DNA Database Reaches Another Milestone - Over 2000 Confirmed Hits

DECATUR -   The DNA Database at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) crime lab or CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) has reached over 2000 hits to unsolved cases. The total number of hits is now 2003.

Operation Clean House

Statement by GBI Director Vernon Keenan at today's new conference on Operation Clean House:

GBI Response to Audit of Sex Offender Registry