On January 18th, officials responded to a structure fire on Bowens Mill Road. A day later, they found the body of Edith Sheffield.
The Coffee County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations ruled Sheffield's death as a homicide. Now, six months later, they still don't have a suspect or a motive.
FOX 31 spoke to several friends of Sheffield today who said it was important to keep remembering her and reminding everyone that justice still needs to be served. In honor of her they "painted the town blue," with signs saying Justice for Edith and ribbons saying the same.
Her son, Chris Sheffield, says he never would've imagined that something like this would happen in the town he grew up in. He says his mom was the type of person who they thought had no enemies.
Her son, along with friends, described her as a loving, Godly woman; and that's how they want her to be remembered.
Governor Nathan Deal recently issued an Executive Order that reads, On January 18, 2013, authorities responded to a structure fire at the home of Edith Sheffield. Authorities later found Ms. Sheffield TMs remains and determined her death as a homicide. The Coffee County Sheriff TMs Office, with the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, conducted an investigation but have been unable to generate any solid leads.
Section 45-12-35 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated provides that the Governor of the State of Georgia is authorized, in his discretion, to offer and cause to be paid a reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of a person who has committed a felony.It is hereby ordered that a reward be offered for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the murder of Edith Sheffield.
If you have any information about the Sheffield case officials urge you to contact the GBI at 912-389-4103.