9-year-old girl stabbed to death in south Georgia, GBI says

TIFT COUNTY, Ga. — Police say a 9-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Tifton Tuesday.

The Tifton Police Department said Alazia Johnson was found dead at 7:30 a.m. at the Peterson Apartments. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in and is investigating the child’s death as a homicide.

Johnson’s body was taken to the GBI medical examiner’s office in Decatur for an autopsy.

“I just want them to find whoever did this. I want them to pay for this. She was my baby. My only girl, my best friend. We talked about everything together. She knew everything," her mother Tegina Brown told WALB in Albany.


Tifton is about 100 miles south of Macon. The Tifton Police Department asked the community pray for the family on Facebook.

“We understand everyone’s concern and need for answers as to what has happened to a loved member of our community,” Tifton police wrote on Facebook. “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.”

Agents are asking for the public’s help in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI tip line at 1-800-597-TIPS or the Tipton Police Department at 229-382-3132.

JUST IN: We now have a photo of Ally Johnson, given to us by family members. The GBI is investigating her death after...

Posted by WALB News 10 on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

BREAKING UPDATE: Alazia Johnson, who goes by Ally, was identified as the victim.

Posted by WALB News 10 on Wednesday, October 7, 2020