crime Georgia Monroe County

Woman found dead after being reported missing; boyfriend charged with murder

MONROE COUNTY, Georgia (KBTV)- On March 23, 2022, at approximately 8:40 am, Monroe County Deputies received a report of a missing person.

The missing person was identified as 21-year-old Toriyahna Proctor from Monroe County. She was last contacted March 22, 2022 and was with the father of her baby, 22-year-old Jadarius Watts from Forsyth.

Both parties were traveling in a black Malibu, which belonged to Jadarius. After further investigation, at approximately 11:57 am, deputies discovered the Malibu at the Holly Grove Boat Ramp in Monroe
County. Jadarius was sitting in the front seat of the vehicle and exited while deputies began conducting a pat down search. Jadarius then started running and jumped into Lake Juliette.He was unable to swim and was rescued by the deputies and was then placed in handcuffs.

Toriyahna was later discovered, deceased,
in the Malibu. Jadarius is currently in custody at the Monroe County Jail and is being charged with Obstruction of Law Enforcement, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony,
Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, and Murder.

This is an ongoing investigation, anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Marilynne Fits at 478-994-7287.

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