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UPDATE: Dublin man charged with murder after wife found dead at their home

Officers were sent to the home on Penn Street for welfare check. There they saw a woman's body on the kitchen floor

DUBLIN, Ga. — UPDATE, 9:50 p.m.:

Dublin Police Chief Tim Chatman says Ben Whitaker is now charged with murder.

He is being taken back to Laurens County where he will be booked into the jail.

Chatman says more charges could be coming.


UPDATE, 7 p.m.:

According to Police Chief Tim Chatman, Ben Whitaker was found alive in Wilkinson County and is being taken in for questioning.

No other details are available at this time.


Dublin police are looking for a man after his wife was found dead in their home Wednesday.

According to Police Chief Tim Chatman, officers were sent to a home in the 200-block of Penn Avenue for a welfare check around 9 a.m.

They looked through the window and saw the body of Tiffani Whitaker on the kitchen floor.

They are now looking for her husband, Ben Whitaker, as a person of interest in the case. Chatman says Whitaker’s truck was found in the woods in Wilkinson County.

Lindsay Black with Fairview Park Hospital confirmed to 13WMAZ that Ben Whitaker is employed there as an RN.

Chatman says there are no further details to release now, and he could not say how Tiffani died.

If you have any information, you can call the Dublin Police Department at (478) 277-5023.


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