On November 6, 2021 at approximately 830 a.m. Dade County Sheriff’s Investigations,  GBI Agents, and Deputies with our Office placed a male suspect in custody in connection to the deceased female discovered just yesterday. The suspect does reside in Dade County.
Our Office responded to reports of a female subject laying in the middle of Hwy 299 who appeared to be injured. When Deputies arrived on scene, it was determined that she was deceased.
Agents and Investigators are still working this case. At this time, names will not be released to preserve the integrity of this investigation in addition to proper notifications.
Our Office is preparing to release further details and names no later than Monday during an Official Press Release held at the Sheriff’s Office. Time to be announced.
Sgt. Hailey Smith


Law enforcement  in Dade has been investigating the death of a female since early this morning 11/5/21. Local emergency officials were first called to the scene around 9am to the1200 block of HWY 299 in Wildwood GA. The female believed to be in her twenties and her belongings were found in the roadway. As authorities arrived on the scene, she was pronounced dead.
Dade County Chief Investigator Tim McKaig tells the Mountain Valley Independent that their investigation has been assisted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia State Patrol SCRT Team, and the Dade County Coroners office.
Chief McKaig said that the deceased was taken to the Georgia Crime Lab in Atlanta earlier today for hopes of a quick identification along with the cause and manner of death. HWY 299 was blocked for several hours as the Georgia State Patrol SCRT Team reconstructed the scene.
The investigation is ongoing. More information will be released as it becomes available.