The boyfriend of Fort Valley State University student Anitra Gunn has been charged with her death, WSB reported Friday afternoon.
Gunn, 23, was reported missing last Saturday, as CrimeOnline previously reported. Her body was found Tuesday on the side of a two-lane road near the Peach-Crawford County line in central Georgia.
Her boyfriend, 22-year-old DeMarcus Little was arrested the same day and charged with breaking the windows of Gunn’s apartment and slashing her car tires on February 5, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. He was named a person of interest in Gunn’s death by Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese, but he was not charged with killing her until Friday.
Gunn was last seen on Valentine’s Day at Little’s aunt’s home in Fort Valley. After she was reported missing, her Chevy Cruze was found a block from her apartment in Fort Valley, minus its front bumper. The GBI said Thursday that parts of the vehicle were discovered near her body, which authorities said was partially covered with sticks, but the bumper has not been located.
On Thursday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation ruled Gunn’s death a homicide and said the cause of death was waiting for the results of a toxicology screen.
Little appeared in court Friday morning on criminal damage to property charges. He was granted a $10,000 bond, but before the bond could be posted, the GBI announced the malice murder charge against him.
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[Featured image: Anitra Gunn/Fort Valley Department of Public Safety]