Body Found in Well Identified as Missing Georgia Woman Bonnie Cooner; Boyfriend Brent James Shubert Arrested for Murder in South Carolina
33 year old Bonnie Cooner of Canon, GA had been reported missing since January 28, 2013 by a family member. According to accounts, she had left behind a son, her car and other personal belongings. As reported at the AJC, following nearly two weeks of investigation, the GBI reported Friday that a break in the case was imminent. On Saturday, Franklin County Sheriff’s investigators and GBI agents drove to a secluded area in Franklin County where the well is located and located the body of a woman thought to be missing Bonnie Cooner. The remains will be transferred to the GBI Crime Lab and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death and to confirm the identity. Brent Shubert was arrested early Sunday morning in Anderson, DC and will be charged with malice murder, aggravated assault and concealing a death.
Authorities with the GBI and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office have tentatively identified a body found in an abandoned well Saturday as that of Bonnie Cooner of Canon.
Her boyfriend, Brent James Shubert, was arrested early Sunday without incident in Anderson, S.C.
Cooner, 33, was reported missing Jan. 28 by a family member, who said she left behind a son, her car and other personal belongings, police said.
Her disappearance sparked an outpouring of interest from hundreds of friends who knew her in Canon and Athens and in Madison and Elbert counties.