Screenshots from video surveillance footage show 46-year-old Tina Prince inside a convenience store near Sandersville in Washington County.

A 31-year-old Sandersville man has been arrested in connection to the disappearance of a first grade teacher in Washington County. 

Washington County Sheriff Joel Cochran identified the suspect Aaron Matthew Adams. Cochran said he has been charged with felony concealment of a death and two felony counts of giving false statements to authorities. Adams is being held in the Washington County Law Enforcement Center in Sandersville. 

The sheriff said that Adams is the “male acquaintance” previously referenced in the course of the investigation earlier this week. Authorities confirmed earlier in the week that Tina Prince was at Adams’ house last Friday evening. 

Cochran said Prince's body was found off Pleasant Grove Road in a rural section of Washington County on Friday, June 4. The body will be taken to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for an autopsy where a positive identification will be made and a cause of death will be determined.

“This is a very fluid, active investigation,” said Cochran. 

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