On Wednesday September 8, 2021, at approximately 6:30 pm, officers of the Swainsboro Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle located on Modoc Rd in Swainsboro. Upon arrival officers located a vehicle that was driven off the edge of the roadway and close to the wood line of Modoc Rd. As officers are investigating the abandoned vehicle, they became aware that the vehicle belonged to Connie Mercer-Webb age 53 of a Twin City GA address.
While on the scene, the officers received information that Mrs.Webb had not been seen or heard from all day by her family. A family member advised officers that Mrs. Webb never fails to return phone calls or messages by phone. Officers began a canvas of the neighborhood seeking information relating to the abandoned vehicle and or the owner. Other officers arrived on scene to assist with the door-to-door canvas of the neighborhood in hopes of locating the missing person.
While continuing the investigation as to the whereabouts of Webb, officers were directed to a nearby residence that Mrs. Webb rents out to a Mr. Nathaniel David and his wife LaShawna David located at 309 Modoc Rd. This address is approximately 300 yards from the reported abandoned vehicle. Officers made contact with Mr. David at the residence and was told that Mrs. Webb (landlord) had in fact came by the residence earlier that morning to collect rent but did not come into the house and left shortly after a brief conversation driving her own vehicle.
As officers were walking away from the 309 Modoc address, they heard a person shouting indicating that they have located the body of Webb that was being removed from the residence of 309 Modoc Rd. The person was later identified as Webb’s son, and he was pleading for officers to run quickly back down the street to his location, which was 309 Modoc Rd.
Officers then observed Mr. Nathaniel David running away from the residence and they gave pursuit in which Mr. Nathaniel David and Mrs. LaShawna David were apprehended. The body of Webb was located at the rear of the residence of 309 Modoc Rd. It became apparent to officers on scene that the suspects, now in custody, were attempting to dispose of the body when they were observed by the victim’s son.
Both Nathaniel David and LaShawna David are being held on charges of Murder, Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a sawed-off shotgun. This case remains under investigation by the Swainsboro Police Department.