Police make another arrest tied to killing of Fort Valley State student

PEACH COUNTY, Ga. — Investigators announced Wednesday afternoon that they have made another arrest in the investigation into the killing of a Fort Valley State University student.

Prosecutors believe Anitra Gunn was strangled by her boyfriend, Demarcus Little, a soldier. According to warrants, prosecutors believe the soldier choked Gunn to death at a residential property on a rural road in middle Georgia.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced that a friend of Little’s had been arrested on suspicion of concealing Gunn’s death.

The GBI said agents took Jaivon Abron, 22, into custody and charged him with two counts of making false statements and one count of concealing a death.

Abron was taken into custody at his home in Valdosta and is now in custody in Peach County. Investigators said they also recovered Gunn’s cellphone.


Gunn vanished from Fort Valley, where she was a student at Fort Valley State University, on Feb. 14. Her body was discovered several days later in a wooded area in Crawford County. Investigators say she was killed sometime between 2:30 a.m. and just before midnight Feb. 14.

Last week, Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese said that Little was a person of interest in the case and that he’d been arrested on unrelated charges.

Little was initially accused of smashing the windows at Gunn’s apartment and slashing her car’s tires days before she vanished. He was later arrested in connection with her death.

Investigators said there could still be more arrests in the case and they are looking for the white bumper of the white, 2013 Chevrolet Cruze that Gunn was driving when she was killed.