COVINGTON -- The body that was found late Monday afternoon in the parking lot of Live Oak Elementary School on Kirkland Road has been identified as a 46-year-old Covington woman, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
NCSO spokesman Lt. Mark Mitchell said the investigation into the death of the woman has uncovered no links between her and the school.
According to the NCSO incident report, authorities were notified around 4:45 p.m. that an "unconscious person" was sitting in the driver's seat of a blue Kia Sorento parked near the student school bus drop off.
The man who called 911 about the person said he had also seen the car parked near the front of the school around 11 a.m. Sunday.
"I walked from the rear driver's side to the driver's side window. I then observed a female slumped over at the steering wheel and an automatic handgun was in her right hand. I noticed blood around her face ... I checked her left wrist for a pulse, but had negative results," the responding deputy stated in the report.
Mitchell had stated earlier that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the death and that foul play was not suspected.
Also, the NCSO is still searching for Harry Galanty, a 54-year-old cognitively impaired man who walked away from a group home on Fairview Road Monday morning.
"We've checked with hospitals and with his family and he is still missing. If anyone has seen him or has any information on his whereabouts we ask that they please give us a call at 678-625-1421 or 678-625-1401," Mitchell said.
Galanty was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue plaid flannel jacket, white shoes and broken eye glasses. He is described as a white man, 6 feet tall, weighting 120 pounds with light brown hair.