Authorities have reportedly found the body of 23-year-old Anitra Gunn, a Georgia college student who was missing since Valentine’s Day.
USA Today reports, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed that Gunn’s body was found Tuesday afternoon in Crawford County, about 100 miles south of Atlanta.
Her disappearance was first reported after hours went by without Gunn responding to calls and texts from her friends, leading police to conduct a welfare check at her apartment, according to WMAZ-TV.
“She never texted them back, didn’t call them back. That’s when we knew something is definitely out of whack,” her father told the news outlet.
The Fort Valley Department of Public Safety said she was last seen Feb. 14 around 11:30 a.m. just outside Fort Valley. The next day, her car was found in a neighbor’s yard with the bumper missing.
Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese told reporters in a news conference Tuesday evening that law enforcement officials were able to narrow their search based on bushes and sticks found in the grill of her car.
Deese said authorities found Gunn’s body around 3:20 p.m. partially covered with tree limbs “as if someone tried to hide it” alongside a part of the missing bumper.
Police reportedly arrested Gunn’s boyfriend, 23-year-old Demarcus Little, and charged him with criminal damage to property for a Feb. 5 incident where he allegedly smashed Gunn’s apartment windows and slashed her car tires.
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Gunn reportedly went to Little’s aunt’s house early on the day of her disappearance, authorities told WMAZ-TV.
Deese said in the news conference that Little is considered a person of interest in Gunn’s death and has been interviewed by authorities at least three times. A bond has not been set for his release.
Police say the investigation into Gunn’s disappearance is still ongoing but that more charges may be coming.