By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia
The body of 33-year old Bonny Anne Cooner has been found and her boyfriend, Brent Shubert is behind bars, charged with her murder.
Sunday morning, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said Cooner’s body had been found in a well Saturday evening off Casey Road in Canon; not far from where Cooner and Shubert lived.
“Over the course of this case we had a lot of leads and interviewed a lot of people,” Thomas said Sunday. “We had information she may be in a well. We searched a number of wells and we got to this one last night. We shined a light down the well and this is where we found her.”
Cooner’s body was sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for autopsy. After recovering the body, Thomas said a lookout was placed for Shubert.
“One of the officers in Anderson observed a van matching our description in the parking lot of one of the restaurants. He ran the tag number and it was the vehicle,’ Thomas said.
Thomas said Anderson Police waited in the parking lot and called Franklin County authorities and their own SWAT team.
“As they were getting ready to a take down on him, they observed a male walking across the parking lot towards the van. They take him down and it was Mr. Brent Shubert,” Thomas said.
Shubert was arrested without incident and taken to the Anderson County jail and will be extradited back to Franklin County in the coming days.
Shubert is charged with malice murder, aggravated assault and concealing a death.
Since her disappearance on January 28th, Cooner has had no contact with friends or family or her son.
Shubert and Cooner lived together at his home on Unawatti Road in Canon, along with Cooner’s 12-year old son.