Sheriff Jarrard thanks public for help in identifying murder victim


DAHLONEGA, Ga. –Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard thanked the public for helping to identify the woman who left the Rainbow Family of Living Light gathering with John Bryan Capstraw and hitchhiked to Kentucky before being murdered there.

Jarrard reached out for the public’s help in a Facebook post over the weekend after learning from the Elizabethtown (Ky.) Police Department that she had been murdered.

“I would like to take this opportunity and thank everyone with the overwhelming response about the identity of the female victim involved in the murder in Kentucky,” Jarrard said.  “The victim has been identified. The response with Social Media was instrumental in getting the word out and I thank all that contacted me with information. At this time, we cannot release the identity of the female victim until we receive further notification from Elizabethtown (Ky.) Police Department.”

An investigator with the Elizabethtown Police Department said Capstraw, 20, admitted to killing the woman and has been charged with murder.

Capstraw told police he and the woman left the event and hitchhiked northward. An ABC affiliate in Elizabethtown reported Capstraw told police he blacked out and when he awoke the woman was dead and he had injuries to his hands.




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