GBI rules Fort Valley State student Anitra Gunn’s death a homicide

GBI rules Fort Valley State student Anitra Gunn’s death a homicide
Anitra Gunn, 23, disappeared on Valentine's Day. (Fort Valley Department of Public Safety)

PEACH COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has ruled the death of a college student as a homicide.

Anitra Gunn disappeared on Valentine’s Day in the Fort Valley area. Her body was found four days later in a wooded area of Greer Road in Crawford County.

The GBI said Thursday that an autopsy by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Macon determined Gunn’s manner of death was a homicide. Her cause of death is pending the toxicology results.

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Gunn was a Fort Valley State University student and a graduate of Westlake High School in Atlanta.

Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese said Gunn’s boyfriend, DeMarcus Little, was a person of interest in the case, during a news conference Tuesday evening and had been arrested on unrelated charges.

Little is accused of smashing the windows at Gunn’s apartment and slashing her car’s tires days before she vanished.

The GBI said Thursday that numerous items of evidence are being reviewed and processed by the GBI Crime Lab.

The task force is still following up on leads and conducting interviews, the GBI said.

Parts of Gunn’s 2013 Chevrolet Cruze have been recovered, but its white bumper still has not been found.