SAVANNAH, GA (January 2, 2020) – The Savannah Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives have arrested a 53-year-old man in a 2016 homicide.

On March 25, 2016, officers responded to Entelman Street and Fenwick Avenue and discovered the body of Linda Jenkins, 57, just beyond the woodline. The death was initially labeled as a suspicious death until further investigation determined it to be a homicide.

Over the past nearly four years, detectives have continued to work the case, resulting in identifying Gerald Tyrone Carter as a suspect. Carter was booked into the Chatham County jail today on charges of murder.

“This is an example of the perseverance of our detectives on our unsolved cases,” Chief Roy Minter said. “Our detectives continued to work this case, and today they were able to bring closure and justice to a grieving family.”