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Man arrested for murder of woman found dead in Decatur County woods

Victim identified as Angela Mae Young
Posted: 5:19 PM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 17:19:43-04
Murder Investigation

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) — A man has been arrested for the murder of a woman who was found dead in a wooded area in Decatur County.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that they have charged Larry Jason Hood with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment.

On Saturday around 7:40 p.m., the GBI was asked to assist in a death investigation by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office.

GBI says woman's body had been found in a wooded area off of Horseshoe Bend Road in Decatur County by people riding ATV’s. The victim was later identified as Angela Mae Young by her fingerprints.

An autopsy confirmed that Young was killed.

On Sunday, Hood located by investigators at a Camper Trailer he was living in off an Open Pond Road in Whigham, Ga.

They say Hood and Young were involved in an on-again and off-again relationship before Young was found dead in the woods.

Hood was initially arrested by the GBI and Decatur County investigators for drug-related charges on Sunday. On Wednesday, Hood was charged in Young's murder.

As of Wednesday, Hood remains in the Decatur County Jail on the current and previous criminal charges. This case is still active and ongoing

When the case file is complete, it will be forwarded to District Attorney Joe Mulholland for prosecution.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the GBI in Thomasville at 229-225-4090 or Decatur County Sheriff’s Office at 229-248-3044.