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Woman found dead from foul play on UGA campus

Updated: Feb 22

By Joe Johnson

Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered in a wooded area of the University of Georgia’s campus.

The woman died as the result of an apparent crime, officials said.

The officials indicated that the woman was not a student, and they have not released her identity.

UGA police said they received a call just after noon from a person who was concerned for their friend, who had not come back from a run at the intramural fields. About 20 minutes later, officers found the woman's body with visible injuries in a wooded area behind Lake Herrick.

The school said in a notice to students that the woman's death was the apparent result of a crime.

"We have been fully briefed on this terrible situation. Foul play is suspected, and we are already receiving support from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Athens-Clarke County Police Department to investigate this crime," UGA said in its notice.

Acknowledging that the student body had already been traumatized from the sudden death of a student in Brumby Hall the night before, UGA announced that classes were suspended until Monday.

A press conference

Police asked for anyone with information about the incident to call the UGA Police Department at 706-542-2200.

All classes have been canceled until Monday, they said.

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This story may be with us for awhile. Prayers for this woman's family and friends. To me, this type of crime is rare in Athens, but maybe it's not. A murder on a jogging trail sure sounds like the perp was looking for a victim. Hold your kids tight for a few days.

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Suicide at Brumby. Murder at Lake Herrick.

Rumor of Menengititis at UGA as well.

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Sad news.

Catch the killer and put him on the electric chair.

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