Police: 2 arrested in death of Lamar County father linked to other murders

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Authorities in Upson County charged a teenaged woman and a man Friday in the murder of a missing Barnesville man and said the couple could be involved in at least two other murders and multiple robberies.

Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore said 18-year-old Kiera Williams and 20-year-old Cameron Jones are charged with the shooting death of Roderick Crawford.

Sheriff Kilgore told FOX 5’s Randy Travis the 46-year-old victim met the couple on an escort website.

Local and GBI investigators found Crawford’s body Thursday night behind a mobile home in the Lincoln Park area of Thomaston. Crawford had not been seen since he left home Dec. 28, when he told family members he was going to check his work schedule at J & M Tank Lines.

He called his wife at 7:19 p.m. that evening but she missed the call. His phone was pinged from a cell tower near Thomaston shortly after that.

The arrests of Williams and Jones have led investigators to other violent crimes.

Forest Park Police said Williams and another woman, Ashanti Dorsey, are now charged with the Dec. 21 murder of Mario Rashaad Edwards in Forest Park.

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Sheriff Kilgore said Jones faces an additional murder charge for a separate Clayton County murder.

Members of the Clayton County Fugitive Squad arrested Dorsey Thursday, hours after became the first woman to top the county’s Most Wanted List.

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Squad members captured Dorsey in DeKalb County for another murder charge separate from the Forest Park case.

Investigators believed Dorsey shot and killed a wanted man Wednesday after an argument on Lakeview Way in Clayton County.

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office described Dorsey as a known prostitute who is a suspect in a series of robberies of men who solicited her services off of the internet.

Investigators believe all of the suspects met their victims through an escort website.

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Williams is being held in the Upson County Jail, while Jones and Dorsey are in the Clayton County Jail.

Representatives of a number of law enforcement agencies are expected to hold a news conference Monday to outline their investigation.

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