John Scott Devore/Scottlyn Kelly DevoreAge 51
12 Mar 2020
Augusta, Georgia (USA)
John/Scottlyn was reportedly genderfluid. They went missing on 12th March, and on 20th March a suspect was charged with murder.
A body was found on 30th March, but at the time this report was written its identity had not been confirmed.
AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Authorities believe they have found the body of John Scott Devore, a missing man who's thought to have been murdered.
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said authorities developed a lead on Monday into the possible location of Devore's remains.
A search in Jefferson County, with the assistance of the Jefferson County’s Sheriff’s Office, resulted in the discovery of remains. A body was recovered and will be taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for positive identification.
The investigation is still active and local investigators will coordinate with the crime lab on results of the autopsy. The discovery comes after a search concluded last Wednesday at the Richmond County Landfill, where authorities thought they might find clues. The search didn't yield any, though.
Devore, 51, was reported missing on March 14 after leaving his home on March 12 and not returning, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Devore was last seen around 10 p.m. March 12 in the 500 block of Third Street. Devore was wearing a white dress and a blond wig and was driving a black 2004-05 Honda Element with an unknown paper tag taped to the rear window.
On March 16, Ronald and Margaret Harris were identified as people of interest in the case and found on March 17 in Wrens and charged with burglary, according to authorities. On March 20, Ronald Harris was charged with murder, according to the sheriff’s agency.