Murder mystery: Body of mother found in cemetery
POLK COUNTY, Ga. - A mother was found murdered in a cemetery. Tammy Chambers Wolfe was found dead in her car in the Polk Memory Gardens last month. Police said they do have a “person of interest” in the case.
Employees at the cemetery in Cedartown said on the morning of April 4, they noticed a car parked among the grave sites.
"There are always visitors in the cemetery, we just take it for granted," said Wayne Shaw who has worked at Polk Memory Gardens for the past 8 years.
When the car was still there hours later, Shaw took a closer look. He said the car window was open and he looked inside.
"It was obvious she was dead. I looked at her overall condition and I didn't see any damage to the car and I didn't see a gun inside, just her pocketbook," said Shaw.
Wolfe was 50 years old. She spent most of her life in Cedartown.
"I've met her several times because her family has been out here, she was a beautiful girl, really sweet and caring person," said Irene Wells who owns the cemetery.
Polk County police said Wolfe had been stabbed and shot. That was six weeks ago and police are still looking for her murderer.
Many in this small city in west Georgia are still talking about the bizarre murder in a cemetery, and the violent death of a mother and grandmother.
"Just a sad situation, sad for her parents, sad for her children, just really bad," said Wells.
Friday, while conducting a search warrant on a “person of interest” in the case, police said they arrested 54-year-old Roe Dale Bowman. Authorities said they found two handguns on him and charged him with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Tuesday, Bowman was released from jail after investigators received documentation from Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles that states he was pardoned in March 2013 for his 1999 conviction on aggravated assault, restoring his right to carry a firearm.
Polk County’s police chief told FOX 5’s Denise Dillon Tuesday that he still considers Bowman a “person of interest” in Wolfe’s murder.