Sandersville, GA

Man charged with concealing death after body of Sandersville missing teacher is found

Amy Christie
Washington County Sheriff's Office/ Fox News

The body of a missing Sandersville teacher and mother was found by the authorities on a rural road on Friday. A man has been charged in connection the death, as the Washington County Sheriff's Office revealed.

“We have located what we believe to be the body of Tina Prince based on a preliminary investigation,” Sheriff Joel Cochran announced at a press conference held on Friday evening.

46-year-old Tina Prince was found along a rural stretch of Pleasant Grove Road in Washington County, according to Fox News. The sheriff's office and the GBI Crime Scene searched for evidence in the whole surrounding area during the afternoon and evening.

“We will not be able to go into any details regarding the investigation due it being an active on on-going investigation,” the sheriff said for the news outlet.

Aaron Matthew Adams, age 31 of Sandersville, has been arrested and is charged with felony concealing a death and two felony counts of false statements. Sheriff Cochran stated that more charges are pending, based on the clues added by the ongoing investigation.

“Adams is the ‘male acquaintance’ previously mentioned earlier on in this investigation. This is a very fluid, active investigation,” he added.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the manner in which the victim passed away, but the sheriff warned that the answers may come slowly.

The terrible discovery comes just a few hours after investigators shared photos of the teacher from a security camera at a gas station around 8:51 last Friday night.

Prince's daughter, Kenzie Prince, said for WRDW that her mother got a call while they were having a meal at Pueblo's restaurant in Sandersville around 8 p.m. last Friday. She left to take the call and was gone after that. The daughter did not know who called her.

“I would like to personally thank agencies that have assisted us over the last 6 days. Without their assistance, we would not be where we are today with this investigation. I would like to thank my own deputies and investigators for their assistance,” the sheriff said.
“This has been a very long and tiresome week for the Prince Family and the entire Washington County Community. Please continue to pray for the family of Tina Prince and her Washington County school family,’ he added.

Anyone with information about the Sandersville case is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 478-553-0911 or the Region 12 GBI Office at 478-374-6988. Tips can also be left anonymously at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477).

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