Twiggs County Investigators and the GBI are searching for answers after a woman was found stabbed to death on a road in Jeffersonville.

Twiggs County Sheriff, Darren Mitchum identified the victim as 35-year-old Lauren Jones.

Geoffrey Lavender, a close friend to Jones, says that it’s painful to know that he won’t be able to hear her voice again.

“She was a very special person, and she was no doubt in my mind one of the nicest people that you would meet,” says Lavender.

When he heard that she had been stabbed several times and left dead alongside a road in Jeffersonville, it was painful to hear.

“I never got to tell her how I felt about her and that's really sad to know that somebody would kill her,” said Lavender.

He met Jones almost 20 years ago and says it's difficult to process and cope with the loss.

“For the last 24 hours, I've recollected in my head the times that we've been together and the fun stuff that we did and I've cried and the best thing for us to remember is her life,” said Lavender.

Anyone with information on the case can contact the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office at 478-945-2512.