Sheriff: Missing woman found dead in Washington County, believed to be missing teacher

46-year-old Tina Prince went missing a week ago.

UPDATE:  In a news conference Friday evening, Washington County Sheriff Joel Cochran says investigators believe they’ve found the body of Tina Prince, who has been missing since last week.

Her body was found in a rural area near Pleasant Grove Road just outside of Sandersville. It will be taken to a GBI Crime Lab for positive identification and to determine a cause of death.

31-year old Aaron Matthew Adams of Sandersville is charged with concealing a death and making false statements.

The sheriff says the case remains under investigation.


SANDERSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled to provide an update tonight on Tina Prince, a 46-year-old woman who went missing a week ago.

That’s according to a post by Washington County Sheriff Joel Cochran on the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, which said a statement will be made at 6 p.m.

“Today, with the help of many various agencies and investigators tirelessly working around the clock, we have made tremendous progress in the Tina Prince case,” Cochran wrote. “We will make a statement outlining our progress today at 6pm at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office…”

Prince was last seen by family members at a Mexican restaurant the night of Friday, May 28. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office shared the most recent known photos of Prince earlier this week.

41NBC reached out to Sheriff Cochran to see if he could provide additional information ahead of the statement, but as of 3:30 p.m. we have not heard back. 41NBC reporter Lizbeth Gutierrez is in Sandersville and will have the latest on the case tonight on 41NBC News at 11.

Check back for updates.

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