[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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