WINDER — The husband of a missing Winder woman has been charged with murder after leading law officers to a body found Friday in a well.
The Winder Police Department, assisted by the Barrow County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, charged James Morris Lynn Jr. with felony murder and obstruction of law enforcement officers after spending much of the day questioning him.
Information gleaned from the interrogations led law enforcement officers to a well located off Etheridge Road in Auburn, where they believe James Lynn, 42, placed the body of his wife, Tonya Faye Lynn, 38.
Tonya Lynn, a mother of four, was reported missing on Wednesday after a niece received an early-morning message from her cell phone, asking her to take care of Lynn's children.
When the niece tried to phone Tonya Lynn, she found the phone had been turned off. The niece discovered her abandoned vehicle parked at the local library, and Tonya Lynn was reported missing around noon.
Authorities immediately began interviewing friends and family.
After spending much of Friday with James Lynn, he was initially arrested on obstruction charges.
Felony murder charges came shortly after.
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