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UPDATE: 911 recording obtained in Newborn body found
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Start Time8-18-2017 13 25 02 Channel Number208 2

Recording of the 911 call reporting the found body. Call has been censored to remove personal information. (Submitted | The Covington News)

UPDATE, (Aug. 23, 5 p.m.): According to a recording provided by the Covington - Newton County 911 Center, David Autry called 911 to report he had found the body of his daughter-in-law in the back yard. 

When asked if he was sure she was dead, David Autry said Raquale Leigh Autry appeared blue, but he had not checked for a pulse. David Autry said he suspected it was suicide. 

The Covington News retrieved the recording via an open records request to the 911 center. The recording can be played by clicking "Click to view" above. 


UPDATE, (Aug. 21, 2:15 p.m.): According to the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) incident report, the victim has been identified as Raquale Leigh Autry. 

The initial call came in as a cardiac arrest. around 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. 


UPDATE, (Aug. 21, 9:15 a.m.): The cause and manner of death have not been determined yet, Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis told The Covington News. Davis said he was awaiting autopsy results from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) medical examiner's office. 

At the time of this publishing, Davis did not have his notes in front of him to provide the identity of the woman found.


NEWBORN, Ga. - The body of a 25-year-old female was found unresponsive by a family member Friday, Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Spokesperson Cortney Morrison told The Covington News. 

Found inside the woodline behind her residence, at 60 Spring Court, in Newborn, Morrison said the case is still under investigation. 


The Covington News will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.