The vehicle that was missing from 83-year-old Peggy Gamble’s Eighth Street home where she was found slain Monday afternoon has been located, Columbus Police Maj. Gil Slouchick confirmed Tuesday morning.
Slouchick declined to release the exact location of where the vehicle was found, but he said it was found abandoned Monday night in Columbus.
Police have not identified any suspects linked to the death of Gamble, who a family member found dead Monday afternoon in a home at 2324 8th St. She was pronounced dead at 1:34 p.m.
Her body will be sent to Atlanta for an autopsy, Deputy Coroner Charles Newton said.
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Police found evidence that someone had broken into her home. They released a statement hours later announcing that a beige 1988 Toyota Corolla was missing from the residence.
“We’re still in the real early stages of the investigation,” Slouchick said. “We secured the house all night.”
Gamble’s death is the 23rd homicide in Columbus this year. It comes about two weeks after Ronald Davis, 36, of Columbus was fatally shot on 17th Avenue on Nov. 15.