New information is coming out after a man was charged with murdering a woman over the weekend in a rural part of Coffee County.
Gregory Scott Hale, 37, was charged with first – degree murder and abuse of a corpse in connection with the death, which occurred at Hale’s residence on Pete Saint Road in the Summitville area.
Officials said victim has been identified as Lisa Marie Hyder of DeKalb County.
“Lisa was a sweet girl, very pretty girl. I can’t believe anyone would want to do that to her,” said friend Vicki Keenan.
Deputies learned about the murder on Sunday night and said Hale was allegedly attempting to get help disposing of the body. Some of the details of the discovery were too gruesome to say to media.
“We are very early in the investigation. The officers were out late last night into the early hours of the morning gathering information,” said Assistant DA Marla Holloway.
According to an affidavit, Hale admitted to the murder. He told investigators he dismembered Hyder’s body and buried her torso in a burn pile at his home. He also admitted to eating part of the victim after murdering her.