On August 22, 1997, a Caltrans worker attending to a broken guardrail off Highway 101 in Petaluma, California found the decomposing body of a young, African American woman just off the road. The woman was left nude.
Georgia was last seen the night of August 13. After the discovery of the young woman, and with no leads as to who she was, an anonymous tip was submitted stating the woman could be possibly Georgia. The deceased woman had braids and so did Georgia. Georgia also had not been seen or heard from for over a week which was unusual.
One of Georgia's friends is the only witness to the last time Georgia was seen alive. The friend stated that Georgia hung out with her the night of August 13. Georgia received a page on her pager and called the number back. Some time after, the friend walked Georgia to a nearby gas station where Georgia left with a man. The friend said Georgia later called her to tell her she would not be back for the night. The was the last contact Georgia made.
Due to the nature of decomposition, the coroner listed August 13, the last time Georgia was seen, as her date of death.
Georgia's body was held for nearly a year before being released for burial.
Its been more than two decades and her case still remains unsolved. A representative from the police department stated the case is currently listed as open.
Anyone with information please contact the Sonoma County's Sheriff's Department.
This angel statue was placed at a memorial created for Georgia. Due to highway reconstruction, the memorial was moved from Highway 101 in Petaluma, California to Petaluma City Hall.