Bodies found in Coffee Co. identified

Bodies found in Coffee Co. identified
The Coffee Co. Sheriff's Office said Kristian Bell, 25, was last seen in the Nicholls area around Jan. 20. (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff's Office)

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - Two victims found dead near Nicholls off Deep Woods Road on Feb. 9 have been positively identified by officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab.

The bodies were believed to be those of Kristian Bell. 25, and Steven James Ward, 35, and it was confirmed by fingerprints, according to the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bell had been the subject of a missing person investigation initiated by the sheriff’s office when family members reported her missing.

Sheriff’s office investigators are continuing to pursue leads in this ongoing case.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 384-4227.

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