Missing since August 2009, Kristi Cornwell’s remains were discovered on Saturday, January 1, 2011, by her brother in an area where evidence released by investigators led brother Richard Cornwell to concentrate his efforts.
The remains of Kristi Cornwell were discovered her partially buried and burned about 75 yards off Moccasin Creek Road, about nine miles from where she disappeared. Richard Cornwell revealed the information about his sister Monday.
Investigators also identified James Scott Carringer as a “strong suspect” in Cornwell’s murder. Carringer was a person of interest last spring after he fatally shot himself during a three-hour standoff with Atlanta police.
Cell phone records indicate that Carringer was within a two-mile radius the night Cornwell disappeared (Tuesday, August 11, 2009 about 9:20 p.m.), according to GBI director Vernon Keenan.
Carringer, a white male suspect in his mid 20s with dark hair, was also connected with an attempted abduction on August 2, 2009 in Ranger, N.C., about 25 miles north of where Kristi Cornwell was last seen. In both cases a man in an SUV targeted a woman on a remote residential street at about 9 p.m.
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Original Breaking story from The Cardinal Former Probation Officer, Kristi Cornwell of North Georgia, Missing, Abducted