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OCONEE COUNTY, Ga. (WHNT)  – A Georgia man is facing murder charges for the death of Misty Myrick, a Florence native living in Georgia.

Family members of the victim say the Sheriff’s Office in Oconee County told them they arrested Talmadge Edward Powell, 78, Saturday morning.Talmadge Edward Powell

Investigators say Myrick and Powell knew each other, but didn’t elaborate on their relationship.

Myrick’s body was found on the side of Simonton Bridge Road, where police say Powell left it before leaving her vehicle in a parking lot.


Myrick leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter.