Police in Carrollton, Georgia have found what they believe to be the body of University of West Georgia student Marcelle Elliott from a swampy area along Laurel Road. They found her shortly after eleven last night. The body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for positive identification.
Two suspects in the murder have been arrested and charged. They are currently lodged in the Carroll County jail. They are 31-year-old Joshua Clay and 29-year-old Farrah Strength, both of Carrollton.
Farrah Strength apparently admitted her role in the murder to police yesterday during questioning and told police where to locate her body. They aren’t releasing the motive yet but Strength and Elliott were good friends until about a year ago. Strength allegedly lured Elliott to Carrollton last Thursday.
Strength was questioned because Elliott’s phone records led police to her and she was interviewed several times before she admitted to the crime, lying to the family and police in order to make them believe she was helping them out.
Updated 8/3/10 – According to someone I spoke to with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department Farrah Strength has confessed to having strangled Marcy Elliott. She and Joshua Clay then loaded Marcy’s body in a car and dumped her in a swampy area.