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Anitra Gunn: Officials rule college student’s death a homicide

On Thursday, authorities confirmed that a Georgia college student who was found dead days after her disappearance died as a result of homicide.

WMAZ reported that Anitra Gunn’s autopsy was completed on Tuesday, the same day her body was discovered in Crawford County, near the Peach-Crawford County line. Gunn, 23, was last seen alive at her boyfriend’s aunt’s home Friday morning in Fort Valley.

Peach County police told the news outlet they are not yet releasing Gunn’s exact cause of death, pending toxicology reports.

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On Saturday, Gunn’s Chevy Cruze was reportedly discovered with its bumper missing a block from her Fort Valley apartment on Belle Street. The bumper was eventually discovered near Gunn’s body, which authorities said was partially covered with sticks and located on the side of a two-lane road.

Gunn’s boyfriend, DeMarcus Little, 23, is in custody and has been named a person of interest in her death. Little was arrested on February 5 for breaking the windows of Gunn’s apartment and slashing her tires, according to reports.

Little was charged with criminal damage to property. He hasn’t been charged in connection with Gunn’s slaying. A motive in this case remains unclear.

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[Featured image: Anitra Gunn/Fort Valley Department of Public Safety]