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Monday, January 15, 2018 10:25 AM

Report: Georgia Teen Gets Friends To Help Hide Her Grandfather’s Body After She Allegedly Kills Him

By: Monya Fleming

Report: Georgia Teen Gets Friends To Help Hide Her Grandfather’s Body After She Allegedly Kills Him
A Georgia teenager murdered her 86-year-old grandfather, dumped his body in a pond, and attempted to hide his death with the assistance of two of her friends. 

Savanna Marie Jennings, 19, was charged with murder along with her friend William David Peterson, also 19. A third teen, identified as Dakota Scott Street, 18, was arrested in connection to the alleged cover-up.

Jennings and Peterson were charged with murder, felony murder, malice murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, aggravated assault, and concealing the death of another. Street was charged with concealing the death of another. 

Some reports are claiming that the two teens charged with helping Savannah are white supremacists. 


Jennings, who lived with her grandfather, tried to conceal the fact she had shot her grandfather, Otha Perrin.

The teenager reported him missing on Sunday, but a family member went to the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office the following day because things just didn't add up. 



Police questioned Savanna and she finally broke down and admitted she had lied to investigators.

Mayra Perrin, the family member that tipped off authorities, claimed that Savannah had confessed to murdering her grandfather. 

Mayra said, "After they talked to myself and my uncle and his wife they brought Savannah in and that’s when she broke down and really told them what happened."



Otha Perrin’s body was discovered in a pond on a private farm. The elderly man had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Police revealed that a .22 caliber rifle was discovered nearby.

The farm was located near the Rose Hill Baptist Church. One church member, Harvey Peek, stated, "We are prayerful for the family and the young lady and all of them in their life."

The three teenagers are being held at the Elbert County Detention Center. 




On Wednesday, a magistrate court judge denied bond for Jennings and Peterson, because they are charged with felony murder. The judge set a $25,000 bond for Street, because he faces the lesser charge of concealing the death of another.


Elbert County Sheriff, Melvin Andrews, stated the case remains under investigation by his office, the Elbert County Coroner’s Office and the Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office. 

Andrews credited the Elbert County Emergency Management Agency, EMS and Dive Team, along with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department and the State Probation Office for their assistance in the investigation.



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