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Young Conyers woman missing
Savannah Catherine Gattis, discovered missing Thursday, March 5

UPDATE: Missing woman may still be in the Rockdale-Newton area (March 20, 2015)


(Conyers, GA) - A young woman is missing from her Conyers home and her family and the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding her.

Savannah Catherine Gattis, 19, was discovered missing by her parents on Thursday, March 5. Gattis reportedly has multiple disorders that "give her the mindset of a child, making her very vulnerable and easily influenced by others," according to the be-on-the-lookout alert.

She reportedly had a cell phone that her parents were originally unaware that she had. That cell phone showed multiple social media accounts.

"It is believed she left with an unknown male that offered her a modeling opportunity," continued the alert.

Her last known location is believed to be somewhere in Tennessee but she may be headed to Pennsylvania.

Anyone with information on Savannah Gattis is asked to contact RCSO Investigator Dawn Murrain at 770-278-8159 or

Update on the status of Savannah Gattis' case in the March 4, 2015 Wednesday Digital Edition, click here


Ralph Michael Garland

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is requesting any information regarding the whereabouts of another missing person - Ralph Michael Garland, 56.

Garland was reported missing by family members on March 3, 2015.

According to a release from the Newton County Sheriff's Office, the last date of contact was on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at approximately 2100 hrs. Mr. Garland was last seen in the area of the Stewart Community off of Hwy 36 in Covington. Mr. Garland is a 56 year old white male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 166 pounds, has brown hair, brown eyes, and tribal tattoos on both arms. He does have a medical condition that may cause him to have a staggered walk and a hump in his back. Due to Mr. Garland's health issues he does take medication although it is not life sustaining. There is an unknown clothing description at this time. There is no vehicle information as Mr. Garland is known to catch rides from others.

There are no circumstances which lead to believe there is foul play involved.

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is asking for any family, friends, acquaintances or anyone that may have seen or had contact with Mr. Garland after Friday, February 27, 2015 at approximately 2100 hrs, please contact Sgt. Brent Langley at 678-625-1453.

UPDATE: Garland's body was found in Lake Jackson on  Saturday, March. 7, by a search organized by his family, within view of his residence. No foul play is suspected.