Investigation Continues in Elderly Bay County Woman Shooting Death


Bay County sheriff's officials say they still have not concluded their investigation into the shooting death of a 63-year-old Bay County woman.

Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen called it one of the most bizarre cases he'd ever seen. Nancy Garrett was found dead in a storage shed behind her Lisenby Avenue home back in July.

Garrett had been reported missing by her family two days earlier. That set off a massive search of the area surrounding her home.

Originally, investigators said they had searched the shed where Garrett's body was found, and it wasn't in there. When they did find it in the shed, authorities said they believed someone had moved it there.

Investigators say they still have loose ends to tie up before closing this case. For one thing, they're still waiting on ballistics test results.

"Once we have that result back we should be able to sit down with all the investigators and the medical examiner and everyone and come up with what we believe is the best conclusion of what may have happened," said Capt. Jimmy Stanford of the Bay County Sheriff's Office.

"We are still looking at this with open minds haven't had our minds made up. We certainly don't think we're dealing with a homicide at this point. But like I said, we're still open minded, but we want to get a conclusion soon."

Capt. Stanford says that they have not determined if they missed the body in the shed during their initial search of the scene or if it was moved.

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