Monroe County woman found dead at home, nephew in custody

UPDATE: Sergeant Marilynne Fitts with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, says the 15-year-old juvenile being held in South Carolina in connection to the incident is the victim's nephew.

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UPDATE: Sergeant Marilynne Fitts with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, says the 15-year-old juvenile being held in South Carolina in connection to the incident is the victim’s nephew.

Sergeant Fitts says the nephew is the prime suspect in the case.

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FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A woman was found dead at her home in Monroe County.

Monroe County investigators say they found 42-year-old Tryeflue Lerra O’Neal unresponsive at her home off Tingle Road Sunday night.



According to a news release from Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, a juvenile suspect is in custody in South Carolina. He is being taken back to Monroe County to face charges.

The investigation is ongoing.