Hapeville police said her body was found by a city employee Aug. 22. She had been shot several times and set on fire.
“First he took her to a secluded area to do the crime and then after killing her, he used some kind of fuel to light the body on fire in order to cover up any type of evidence that may be there,” Hapeville Police Detective Stephen Cushing told WGCL.
WSB reports that Woodward has an 8-year-old daughter.
“It hurts a lot more to know that it was somebody in law enforcement,” the victim’s sister, Tashara Gilyard, told the station.
Rana appeared in court on Friday.
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