DEVELOPING: Police, GBI investigate the murder of a 9-year-old girl

*This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.*

Authorities launched a murder investigation after a young girl was killed at a Georgia apartment complex earlier this week.

According to police, a 9-year-old was found dead at the Peterson Apartments in Tifton. WALB News 10 reports that the scene at the apartment was “chaotic” following the child’s death. Authorities have released little information about what happened at this time.

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The GBI is investigating the murder of a 9 year old girl at the Peterson Apartments in Tifton, GA. Anyone with…

Posted by Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday, October 6, 2020


The Tifton Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the incident.

“At this time, we are not able to release details of the investigation. We ask that everyone be patient as we pull together the evidence and information needed to bring the person or persons responsible for this crime to justice,” the Tifton Police Department said on Facebook.

Authorities said this is an active case and they are asking for anyone with information to contact the GBI Tip Line at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477) or the Tifton Police Department at 229-382-3132.

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