Lydia Huggins Ivanditti, 63, was found dead in a bathtub inside her home. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Acquaintance arrested in prominent community leader’s murder

GBI officials have arrested a man accused of strangling a prominent community leader in Eatonton and drowning her in a bathtub. 

Frank Don Causey, 26, of Memphis, Tenn., was charged with murder Tuesday after police say he killed Lydia Huggins Ivanditti at her home Dec. 2. 

Frank Don Causey (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

According to the GBI, Causey was an acquaintance of Ivanditti, 63, and had been living in Eatonton on and off for years. 

A previous director of the Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton, Ivanditti was found dead inside her home by a family member. She had lived there alone for years, according to Channel 2 Action News. 

No other details were released. 

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