A friend of a Georgia woman found murdered earlier this month was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hiding her death.
Jaivon Abron, 22, is facing multiple charges in connection to Anitra Gunn’s death, including making false statements to investigators. Details of Abron’s alleged involvement in Gunn’s death and his role in concealing it are unclear at this time.
According to The Macon Telegraph, Gunn’s cellphone was found half an hour before authorities held a press conference announcing Abron’s arrest. Officials have not disclosed where Gunn’s phone was located or its relevance in their ongoing murder investigation.
Abron was reportedly also acquainted with Gunn’s boyfriend, DeMarcus Little, 23. Little was charged with malice murder for allegedly strangling Gunn, 23, on Valentine’s Day.
Gunn, a Fort Valley State University student, was reportedly last seen on February 14 at Little’s aunt’s home in Crawford County. The following day, Gunn’s Chevy Cruze was discovered with its bumper missing a block from her apartment in Fort Valley.
On February 18, Gunn’s partially-covered body was discovered on the side of a two-lane road in Crawford County. A deputy spotted what they believed was part of Gunn’s bumper near her body, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Little allegedly killed Gunn hours after he was arraigned on criminal damage to property charges for reportedly breaking the windows of Gunn’s apartment and slashing her tires on February 5. Despite this, authorities have not yet revealed a motive in the slaying.
Little remains jailed without bond.
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[Featured image: Anitra Gunn/Fort Valley Department of Public Safety]