Suspect wanted after woman’s body found in the Darien River

Suspect wanted after woman’s body found in the Darien River
A sketch of Sammeka Barriner.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the body of a woman that was found in the Darien River on April 3.

Sammeka Barriner, 29, was pulled from the waters near U.S. Highway 17 in McIntosh County. Police say she was wearing a black dress and had a tattoo on her right forearm that reads, “Dreams are manifestations of our identities.”

Barrinerr was from Broward County, FL.

According to the GBI, the investigation revealed that while traveling north on Interstate 95, Barriner and Shon May-Stone stopped at the Darien exit at an unknown area. While there, May-Stone believed Barriner had died and therefore left her there without seeking medical assistance and in possession of Barriner’s belongings.

A warrant has been issued for May-Stone for one count of concealing the death of another. At this time, she has not been arrested. May-Stone was also residing in Broward County, FL at the time of the incident, according to the GBI.

WTOC has requested a photo of the suspect from GBI. We will update this story as soon as a picture is available.

The autopsy findings are still pending and additional charges could be filed.

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