9 Year Old Skylar Dials Missing Since Friday, 12/21/12 Found Deceased in Griffin, GA (Update: Shane Clifton Collett Arrested, Charged with Murder and Kidnapping)
Walking through the woods by herself?
9 year old Skyler Dials was reported missing Friday afternoon, December 21, 2012 in Griffen, GA. Skylar was was headed to her friends house nearby around 11 a.m. Friday by walking through the woods, something she commonly did. Sadly, the search for Skylar Dials ended early Saturday morning at 2 AM when her body was found off Yarbrough Mill Road in Spalding County near where she was walking to the woods. According to Sheriff Wendell Beam, the body of Skylar Dials was found in the woods, about 300 yards behind her home. An autopsy is being conducted on Saturday to determine the cause of death.
9 year old Skyler Dials – Rest in Peace
A 9-year-old Griffin girl was found dead overnight after being reported missing, the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. The search for Skylar Dials started around 4 p.m. Friday and ended around 2 a.m. Saturday. Her body was discovered off Yarbrough Mill Road in Spalding County. The child was headed to her friends house nearby around 11 a.m. Friday, walking through woods near where she was found, according to Channel 2 Action News. It was common for her to go through the wooded area to visit friends, Sheriff Wendell Beam told told Channel 2.
Our hearts go out to the family and friend of Skyler Dials, but good grief. This did not have to happen. Once again we are presented with a crime against a child that was totally preventable. WHO LETS A 9 YEAR OLD GIRL WALK THROUGH THE WOODS BY THEMSELVES IN THIS DAY AND AGE!!!
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is also involved in the case. Anyone with information should contact the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at 770-467-4282.
UPDATE I: 40 year old Shane Clifton Collett arrestedand charged with the murder, kidnapping and concealing a death of 9 year old Skylar Dials. Collett is currently being held in the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center without bond.
Spalding County authorities arrested a 40-year-old Griffin man in the slaying of a 9-year-old girl who was found dead early Saturday after being reported missing.
Sheriff Wendell Beam said Shane Clifton Collett of 678 Yarbrough Mill Road, was arrested in the death of Skylar Dials, who had been missing since Friday afternoon. Skylar’s body was found around 2 a.m. Saturday.
“Mr. Collett has been charged with murder, kidnapping and concealing a death and is currently being held in the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center without bond,” Beam said. The sheriff did not say what led them to Collett, who lived a short distance from where Skylar lived with an aunt.