The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) says an arrest has been made in the homicide of Eatonton woman Lydia Ivanditti.
According to a press release from the GBI, on Dec. 2nd, Eatonton Police were sent to a call involving death on the 300 block of west Walnut Street in Eatonton. When they got to the scene, officers found Ivanditti, 63, dead. Her body was initially discovered by a family member who had become concerned about Ivanditti's wellbeing.
On Tuesday, Ivanditti's death was ruled a homicide as evidence collected at the scene and during the autopsy showed that Ivanditti died because she was strangled and drowned.
Frank Don Causey, 26, was also arrested in Eatonton on Tuesday and charged with murder. Causey and Ivanditti were acquaintances, and Causey has been living in Eatonton on and off for several years.
The GBI partnered with Eatonton Police, the Baldwin Co. Sheriff's Office, the Putnam Co. Sheriff's Office, the Dept. of Community Supervision, the Georgia Dept. of Corrections Criminal Investigations, the Georgia State Patrol, Winder Police Dept., U.S. Secret Service, Texas Rangers, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Hellam Township, Penn., Police in the investigation.
The GBI says that the investigation is still open and no further details are available at this time.