A $10,000 reward is offered in a murder and arson case where a woman was found dead in a burned mobile home in Cooperville last week.
The death of 56-year-old Lisa Scott, who lived on Statesboro Highway, was ruled homicide and the burning of her home was ruled arson, said Bill Bodrey, special agent-in-charge of Statesboro’s Region 5 Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Josh Ayer, the Region 5 GBI assistant special agent-in-charge, said a $10,000 reward is being offered by the Georgia Fire Marshal’s office for information leading to the arrest in the GBI’s murder and arson investigation.
After responding to a house fire on Statesboro Highway in the Cooperville community near Sylvania around 12:30 p.m. Oct, 24, Screven County Sheriff's investigators discovered Scott’s body inside the burned home, and called for assistance from the Region 5 Georgia Bureau of Investigation office, Bodrey said.
GBI agents arrived at the scene around 3:15 p.m., joining Screven County Sheriff's investigators and Screven County firefighters already present at the scene.
"Upon entry into the structure, firemen discovered a female victim inside ... Scott was pronounced dead at the scene," he said. "The cause of Scott's death and the fire are currently under investigation."
Anyone with information about the case, or who may have seen any suspicious activity persons in the area of 5749 Statesboro Highway, is asked to contact the GBI at (912) 871-1121, the Screven County Sheriff's office at (912) 564-2013, or the Georgia Arson Hotline at 1-800-282-5804.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.