UPDATE: The deceased is identified as Jessica Creel, 27. This case remains under investigation.


SAVANNAH, GA (April 2, 2016): Violent Crimes detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department have initiated an investigation into the death of an unidentified adult female whose body was found Saturday morning behind a vacant house on the 5500 block of Garrard Avenue.

Metro officers responded to the scene just before 9 a.m. Preliminary investigation reveals no obvious signs of foul play. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab will schedule an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Metro’s Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol and  Forensics units responded to the scene. The Chatham County Coroner also responded.

This investigation continues.

Anyone with information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.