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Couple allegedly killed their landlord, then tried to dispose of her body while cops were nearby

Source: Swainsboro Police

Sep. 11 2021, Published 9:16 a.m. ET

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A couple has been arrested after they allegedly killed their landlord and attempted to dump her body only to be caught by the victim’s son.

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On Sept. 8, the Swainsboro, Georgia Police Department responded to a call concerning a suspicious vehicle around 6:30 p.m., according to ABC 6.

When officers arrived, they found a vehicle that was driven off the edge of the road, and they discovered that it belonged to Connie Mercer-Webb, 53, ABC 6 reported.

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While on the scene, officers found out that Webb had not been seen or heard from all day by her family, and a family member said she never failed to return phone calls or messages, according to ABC 6.

Officers began to canvass the neighborhood, looking for information regarding the vehicle and attempting to locate the missing person, ABC 6 reported.

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Officers were directed to a nearby residence that Webb rents out to Nathaniel David and his wife LaShawna David, according to ABC 6. The address was about 300 yards from Webb’s abandoned vehicle.

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When officers talked to Nathaniel David at the residence, he told them Webb, his landlord, came by the residence earlier that morning to collect rent, but did not come into the house and left shortly after a brief conversation, according to ABC 6.


As officers walked away from the rental property, they heard a person shouting and indicating they had located Webb’s body, which was being removed from the residence Nathaniel and LaShawna David rented, ABC 6 reported.

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Authorities then saw Nathaniel David running away from the home, and they chased both the husband and wife, according to ABC 6.

Nathaniel and LaShawna were quickly apprehended, according to ABC 6.

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Webb’s body was located at the back of the residence, ABC 6 reported.

Officers on the scene found that the suspects, now in custody, were attempting to dispose of the body when they were discovered by the victim’s son, who started to shout, according to ABC 6.

Both Nathaniel and LaShawna David are being held on charges of murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a sawed-off shotgun, ABC 6 reported.


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