The Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab is finished with the examination of Theresa Parker’s remains.
Results of an examination by a GBI anthropologist will have to be released by Floyd County District Attorney Leigh Patterson, GBI spokesman John Bankhead said this morning.
Parker’s body will be returned to her family in the next couple days and funeral arrangements are being made, he said.
A farmer found Parker’s skeletal remains last week in a cornfield near Lyerly and the Holland community in North Georgia. Dental records identified her.
Parker was found a year after her estranged husband, Sam, was convicted of her murder. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Read more details in tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...