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GBI: Man accused of killing wife, hiding body in Cook County

Posted: 6:08 PM, Jan 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-02 02:54:09-05
GBI: Man accused of killing wife, hiding body in Cook County

COOK COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - A man has been arrested after a local sheriff's office employee was found dead on New Year's Eve.

On New Year's Eve, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office received a request from the Adel Police Department to assist with a missing person investigation.

Around 9:30 a.m. that day, the Adel Police Department had gotten a 911 report from a family member that Kimberly Williams, 45, of Adel was missing from her home.

After a search, Kimberly's body was found near Lavind Street in Adel. Officials say her body will be transported to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Kimberly's husband, 40-year-old Anthony Jerome Williams, was arrested in connection with her death. He has been charged with one count of malice murder, one count of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault FVA, and one count of concealing a death.

Williams was transported to the Cook County Jail. The GBI is still investigating Kimberly's death.

"Mrs. Kimberly Williams was an employee at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office," the Adel Police Department wrote on Facebook . "Sheriff Doug Hanks and all the members of the Cook County Sheriff’s office as well as all local law enforcement officers and the public mourn the loss of Mrs. Kimberly Williams."