Press Releases


October 31, 2008

PEARSON- An arrest has been made in the murder of a female in Pearson, Ga. The GBI obtained a felony murder warrant for Rashaad Maurice Bester, 26 YOA, of Douglas, Georgia. Bester was taken into custody without incident at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Woman's Body Found in Pearson

October 27, 2008

PEARSON- On Sunday, October 26, 2008, at approximately 12:07 p.m., Tri-County 911 received a call from an unknown female in reference to a body on the side of the road in Pearson, Ga.

Pearson Police Officer Arrested

October 8, 2008

PEARSON-On Friday October 3, 2008, the Atkinson County Sheriff’s Office and GBI arrested Pearson Police Officer Robert Julian “R.J.” Bennett, 28 years of age.

Meriwether County Unidentified Remains

August 26, 2008

GREENVILLE, GA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying a black male who was the apparent victim of a homicide.

GBI's DNA Database Reaches 1000 Confirmed Hits

August 25, 2008

DECATUR -   The DNA Database at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) crime lab or CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) today reached 1000 hits to unsolved cases with the matching of DNA from an incarcerated state prisoner to DNA evidence from a 1987