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No new developments in homicide
Statesboro Police continue to investigate strangulation of Brandie Danielle Davis
Stan York
    Statesboro Police detectives are working daily to solve the week-old murder of 19-year-old Brandie Danielle Davis, found strangled Dec. 8 in her Campus Crossings apartment near the Georgia Southern University campus.
    However, police say there is nothing new to release regarding the homicide.
    Georgia Bureau of Investigations crime lab autopsy reports list Davis' cause of death being "homicide due to strangulation," but other than that, Statesboro Police are releasing no details surrounding the incident.
    "We are utilizing all resources available to us," said Capt. Scott Brunson.
    Just because they aren't releasing details doesn't mean detectives are not working diligently to solve the crime, said Chief Stan York. "The investigation is active and ongoing."
    Davis' body was discovered around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8.  A car towed from the scene belonged to Davis, he said. Originally from McDonough, Davis was a student at Ogeechee Technical College.
    While detectives are searching for answers, Davis' friends and family mourn.
    "Danielle was not my blood granddaughter, but an 'adopted' one," said Martha Sealock, a close friend of the Davis family who lives in the McDonough area. "She lived here almost as much as her home during high school, and moved to Statesboro to go to school.   (She's) one of the brightest personalities we've ever met and we —  my husband, me and my granddaughter, who were so close to Danielle, are totally distraught, to say the least."
    Sealock contacted the Statesboro Herald for information, hoping to ease her fears and put an end to rumors about Davis' death. It's not easy, not knowing anything, she said.
    She said Danielle's mother  was recovering from heart surgery the day Davis' death was discovered, and doctors sedated her, delaying giving her the bad news until family members could do so.
    York said he feels citizens may have information that could help detectives solve the murder. Any calls or information given to police is extremely confidential, and people with information can feel safe in sharing that information without being exposed as an informant, he said. "All calls are confidential."
    Anyone with information about Davis' death is asked to contact Statesboro Police Det. Sgt. James Winskey at 764-1542 or the Statesboro Police Department at 764-9911, he said.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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