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GBI Requests Public’s Help In Solving Two Area Cases

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Eastman Field Office is asking for any information the public may have on two unsolved homicides from the 1990s. Currently, the GBI and Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office are requesting any information citizens may have about the death of Glenwood Citizen Samuel Steve Smith, who was found deceased in his home by a family member on February 2, 1994.

Smith was a 44-year-old man who lived alone at his Wheeler County residence. His death was ruled a homicide by the GBI but has remained unsolved. Anyone with information is asked to please call the GBI Eastman Office or the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office.

The GBI is also seeking infor­continued from page

mation about the death of Kirsten Davis, who was shot and killed while driving on Highway 297 in Toombs County near the Emanuel County line. Davis was a Boulder, Colorado, native who was traveling to visit a friend in Vidalia upon finishing her academic career at Berry College in Rome.

Fellow commuters on the highway discovered Davis’s 1985 blue Subaru station wagon wrecked and upside down in the ditch beside the roadway on July 3, 1991. Law enforcement was contacted, and upon responding to the scene, officers found Davis’s body near the vehicle. The death was ruled a homicide, as shotgun wounds were discovered on her face and neck.

A $10,000 reward is offered in exchange for any information that leads to an arrest in this case. Tips and information may be shared by contacting the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office or the GBI Eastman Office.

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