Sheriff: Kidnapped Georgia woman found shot dead in Alabama

Alabama News


PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a woman kidnapped in the parking lot of a Georgia apartment complex has been found dead in neighboring Alabama, and four suspects have been charged with murder.

Sheriff Heath Taylor of Russell County, Alabama, told reporters deputies found the body of 39-year-old Tameka Skinner near a road shortly before noon Monday.

Authorities said Skinner had been kidnapped at about 1 a.m. in nearby Columbus, Georgia, by attackers who took Skinner along with her car. Four suspects were arrested in Alabama after a police chase that ended with the fleeing vehicle crashing.

Skinner’s body was found a few hours later. The sheriff did not give a motive for the kidnapping.

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