Glynn County, Georgia – An autopsy is planned for a local granny who was shot over the weekend.
Dawn Neubauer, 53, was found with a gunshot wound to the back of the head outside the St. Simons Island restaurant where she worked early Saturday morning.
Glynn County Police 50-year-old Ricky Easterling arrested and charged him with murdering her.
Neubauer worked in the Golden Isles restaurant industry for 15 years and was the mother of four, according to her son-in-law. He said she has many friends and she knows different people.
Easterling and Neubauer knew each other, according to the Glynn County Police Department, but police did not provide further details.
Neubauer’s son-in-law, Matthew Neubauer, also said he was unaware of the relationship.
“My understanding is that it was someone she knew,” said Matthew Neubauer. “I don’t know the extent of the relationship or how long they’ve known each other.”
Seattle Detective Matthew Neubauer said the details of the crime were particularly alarming. Her body was found in the parking lot of the Retreat Village Shopping Plaza on St. Simons Island.
“She was lying in the trunk of her car.
He said the stepmother’s family was left to mourn her death with many unanswered questions as police investigate what happened to her.
“We are now trying to plan things for the short term, plan a memorial service appropriate for my mother, and think long term,” said Matthew Neubauer. “How are you going to explain this to her grandchildren, how are you going to get her son, his brother, through the rest of college? We’re still in shock.”
a GoFundMe page launched by her stepson We have already raised over $8,500.
“This was a complete shock to us. Everyone says things like this, but she lit every room she entered. She was the life of every political party,” said Matthew Neubauer. Told. “She was the type of person who would become best friends within hours. We struggle to understand why anyone would want to do this to her. The love she gave everyone It definitely wasn’t worth it.”
Matthew Neubauer has been a law enforcement officer for 15 years. He said he spent most of that time investigating serious and violent crimes.
“I’ve been investigating this sort of thing for years, and I was even surprised at how shocking the scene was,” Neubauer said. “Most celebrity-to-celebrity shootouts take place in a frenzy of passion, altercation, etc. In my professional opinion, having researched these types of incidents, most experienced law enforcement officers are accustomed to seeing It was far more violent than anything else.”
A GoFundMe page says Dawn Neubauer was killed after closing the restaurant where she worked.
Police said evidence found at the scene led the GCPD to identify Easterling as a person of interest. The GCPD said it continued its investigation and obtained several search warrants, resulting in the discovery of significant evidence, including firearms believed to be associated with the crime.
Easterling has been charged with multiple counts, including felony murder, and is currently being held at the Glynn County Jail.
Matthew Neubauer said, “I really appreciate the swift action of the Glynn County Police Department in quickly identifying and apprehending the suspect in this case.”
The investigation is ongoing, and the GCPD encourages anyone with relevant information to contact Silent Witness at 912-264-1333.
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