Missing Georgia first grade teacher found dead off rural road; man arrested

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ga. — Investigators have found a body they believe to be a missing Georgia first grade teacher.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department said in a news conference Friday that they located what they believe to be the remains of Tina Prince, 46, off a rural road near Sandersville.

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Prince was reported missing earlier this week after her daughter told police she got several suspicious phone calls while out to dinner with family members. She abruptly left the restaurant and didn’t return.


Prince’s car was discovered abandoned in a Walmart parking lot.

Aaron Matthew Adams, 31, has been arrested in connection to Prince’s death and charged with one felony count of concealing a death and two felony counts of making false statements.

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Deputies had previously said Adams was an acquaintance of Prince.

The GBI has taken the body to the crime lab to make a positive identification. The cause and manner of death have not been released.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, I urge them to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 478-552-0911 or the Region 12 GBI Office at 478-374-6988.