Friend speaks out about Fitzgerald murder victim - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Friend speaks out about Fitzgerald murder victim

FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) -

The search for a killer in Fitzgerald continues tonight. A young woman was stabbed 14 times inside a motel room over the weekend.

30-year-old Samantha Wheeles was found on the floor of the motel room Sunday morning.

Police believe she was killed late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Samantha Wheeles and Eugene Glass knew each other for about ten years.

"Its devastating to find out a friend was killed, but its better to know she's in a better place today," said Eugene Glass.

Glass says Wheeles was a good friend. 

"Whenever I talked to her she was opened and friendly and just a very sweet young lady," he recalled.

Uptown Motel workers found Wheeles' body Sunday morning. She had been brutally attacked and killed.

"There were several people that were staying at the motel people on both sides of her apartment, and they had not heard anything suspicious at all," said Chief William Smallwood.

Police say the stab wound that killed her was to the neck. They've not found the murder weapon and they're hoping someone will come forward with information.

"Anybody that might have some information that they might not think is useful but it could be useful to us, please give us a call," said Smallwood.

Police plan to review surveillance footage from nearby businesses in hopes they can spot the killer.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations goes to Trump

    Bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations goes to Trump

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:43:22 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:16 AM EDT2018-05-23 11:16:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - This March 6, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. Several Democrats facing tough re-elections this fall are joining solid Republican backing of an effort to alter some key aspects of the Dodd-F...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - This March 6, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. Several Democrats facing tough re-elections this fall are joining solid Republican backing of an effort to alter some key aspects of the Dodd-F...

    Trump is one step from checking off another campaign promise, an overhaul of the landmark Dodd-Frank bill that grew out of the 2008 financial collapse.

    Trump is one step from checking off another campaign promise, an overhaul of the landmark Dodd-Frank bill that grew out of the 2008 financial collapse.

  • US, South Korea work to keep North Korea summit on track

    US, South Korea work to keep North Korea summit on track

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:44:27 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:15 AM EDT2018-05-23 11:15:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-In in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-In in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington.

    The June 12 summit, planned for Singapore, offers a historic chance for peace on the peninsula - but also the risk of an epic diplomatic failure that would allow the North to revive and advance its nuclear weapons program.

    The June 12 summit, planned for Singapore, offers a historic chance for peace on the peninsula - but also the risk of an epic diplomatic failure that would allow the North to revive and advance its nuclear weapons program.

  • Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

    Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:03:23 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:14 AM EDT2018-05-23 11:14:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortal...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortal...

    Author of more than 25 books,  Philip Roth won virtually every literary honor, including the Pulitzer Prize for "American Pastoral."

    Author of more than 25 books,  Philip Roth won virtually every literary honor, including the Pulitzer Prize for "American Pastoral."

Powered by Frankly