SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Savannah Police have made an arrest in the death of a 45-year-old woman discovered off E. 36th Street early Sunday morning.
Detectives say around 2:30 a.m., officers responded to a wooded area near E. 36th and Wallin streets and discovered the body of Kimberly Donegan. They say due to the nature of her apparent injuries, Donegan’s death was investigated as a suspicious death.
Later that day, detectives identified Donegan’s boyfriend, 62-year-old Dwight Brewington, as a suspect. They say Brewington was arrested and charged with murder.
One neighbor in the area says she’s seen her neighborhood change over the years, and this incident has her scared.
Mary Florence has been living in the area for years. She says when she found out about the homicide, which took place just feet away from her house, she was in shock.
“When I moved in, this neighborhood was a family neighborhood, and it used to be a skating rink across the street and my kids used to go there,” Florence said.
WTOC reached out to the victim’s sister. Though she says she is not ready to talk about what happened, she did release a statement, saying in part, “My sister was a kindhearted woman. She loved her family and she, too, was very loved. Her faith in God was strong, and we now know that she is at peace and away from harm.”
An autopsy will be conducted on Donegan this week to determine an exact cause of death.
This investigation is ongoing. If you have any information that could help detectives, please contact the Savannah Police Department.