[UPDATE] Burned Body Found in S. Georgia Peanut Field Identified

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

[UPDATE] Berrien County, GA - August 4, 2011 - 10:35am -

Authorities release the identity of a body found burning in a south Georgia peanut field nearly two months ago.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the victim is 31-year-old Carlos Robinson of Valdosta.

On June 21st, deputies responded to reports of a vehicle on fire off Barker Road in Berrien County. They discovered Robinson's charred remains inside.

Five suspects were later arrested in the case, two of whom are charged with murder.

Stay with WCTV for more on this story.

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Berrien County, GA - June 29, 2011

The GBI says the five people below are behind bars on various charges relating to a June 21 murder in Berrien County.

Authorities have not identified the body yet, but believe the victim is a 31-year-old black man from Valdosta.

Len Kawhama Davis, B/M, 31, of Valdosta, Ga., charged with Felony Murder, Arson 1st Degree, Aggravated Assault, and Concealing the death of another.

Tavarus James Johnson, B/M, 26, of Valdosta Ga., charged with Felony Murder, Arson 1st Degree, Aggravated Assault, and Concealing the death of another.

Euradell Kyung Terry, Asian American/F, 30, of Valdosta Ga., charged with Arson 1st Degree, and Concealing the death of another.

Brandy Leann Stone, Asian/F, 19, of Valdosta, Ga., charged with False Statement and Tampering with Evidence.

Sebrina Renee Naraine, W/F, 29, of Berrien County, Ga., charged with Tampering with Evidence.

WCTV will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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Berrien County, GA - June 24, 2011

Authorities have no further information.

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Berrien County, GA - June 22, 2011

South Georgia authorities discover a body in a burning vehicle last night off Barker Road in Berrien County.

"They were terrified," says Lisa Weaver, about her three children, who couldn't sleep last night after word spread that a body was burning on Barker Road.

It was about 200 feet from her Weaver Road home.

"All three of them really was crying," says Weaver, who's family has lived in the area for four generations. "And they was scared to go in and go in their own bed to go to sleep because it happened right here at the house."

Just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, the GBI responded to a vehicle on fire with an unidentified body inside.

What's left are broken headlights, burnt rubber and metal sidings of what neighbors say was a blue vehicle with Florida plates.

"It worries me, you know, to see a vehicle come through here that don't belong here," says neighbor Michael Bennett.

Still, investigators are offering little information on the case.

They won't reveal the make and model of the car, but charred remains show it was a Ford pickup.

Nearby residents like Michael Bennett worry that simply watching out for his neighbors is not enough.

"Are you gonna have to be more bound to your house?," says Bennett. "Are you gonna be able to get out and do stuff in your yard and not have to watch your back?

The body was transported to a GBI crime lab, where investigators hope to ID the body with DNA and dental records.

The GBI says they're treating this as a "very suspicious death," according to investigator Russell Mansfield.

They have no suspects in custody.

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Berrien County, Georgia - June 22, 2011 -

Authorities are investigating what remains of a burned body that was found in a Berrien County peanut field. GBI is investigating.

We'll bring you the latest tonight on Eyewitness News.


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  • by anonymous on Aug 5, 2011 at 06:18 AM
    was this guy just released June 11, 2011?
  • by Rick Location: TLH on Aug 5, 2011 at 04:46 AM
    Just another day in the 'hood.
  • by Anonymous Location: Home on Jun 30, 2011 at 03:27 PM
    Now it comes down to the way the law works. If the two younger people will roll on everybody else they will have a plea deal. If they don't then there is no deal. If enough evidence can be found all will be found to have been involved and they all could be looking at murder. You should always pick your friends wisely.
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Jun 30, 2011 at 12:04 PM
    Integration has come so far. Not too many years ago this would not have been possible. Amazing. The mix racial group murder. Girls hope you made the right decision. Did your best thinking get you to where you are today.
  • by tired Location: tallahassee on Jun 29, 2011 at 07:47 PM
    I believe that all five should be charged with murder. The Asian and the white female gets a slap on the wrist. But had it been black females. They all would be facing murder charges. That is Georgia for you.
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      by Ralph on Jun 30, 2011 at 03:32 AM in reply to tired
      According to your brand of logic, since the victim is black, it's a wonder anyone was charged with anything.
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      by tired of people like you on Jun 30, 2011 at 04:48 AM in reply to tired
      GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      by Steve Marietta, Georgia on Jun 30, 2011 at 08:00 AM in reply to tired
      What it is? Break it down, my dog? You be frontin'! I know what it is!
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      by Tired of Racist Comments on Jun 30, 2011 at 08:46 AM in reply to tired
      Why should Stone and Naraine be charged with anything more than what they are already charged? As the current charges read, it appears that they may not have participated during the murder, but were in some way involved after the fact. Do you have insider information on their "actual" involvement in the incident? If so, perhaps instead of wasting your precious information in this blog, you should be calling the law enforcement agency in charge and letting them in on the real story. This isn't about race or gender, it's about legal fact.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 06:49 PM
    What a mixed bag of suspects. Black, white, asian- guess we really CAN all just get along!!
  • by Steve Location: Marietta, Georgia on Jun 29, 2011 at 03:47 PM
    I remember this tragedy was thought to be someone from Florida, dumping on the Interstate highway...What it is, my homey? What it be? Who be burried in Grant's tomb? Word!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 03:24 PM
    Police would like have removed the truck since it is a crime scene. It is probably going to be processed for any evidence. The Ford emblem may or may not belong to the truck in question?
  • by 14 yr firefighter Location: thomas county on Jun 29, 2011 at 11:08 AM
    for all you gore looking groupies: 99.9% of the time, when a body has burned, the news is NOT allowed to show the vehicle. you gore groupies need to get a life and let us REAL FIREFIGHTERS do our job without having to trip over wanna be's.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 06:21 PM in reply to 14 yr firefighter
      What are you talking about? What has anyone said that would indicate "gore groupie"? How are people commenting on this story keeping you from doing your job?
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      by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2011 at 01:13 PM in reply to 14 yr firefighter
      are you with the VFD,,,want be
  • by strange on Jun 23, 2011 at 06:39 PM
    Another news outlet is saying authorities released more details saying its an african american male that was in the truck.
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