Joseph Bryan Capstraw 
Photo: Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office

Officials ID woman allegedly killed by man she met at Rainbow Gathering

A woman who police said was killed by someone she met at a gathering in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Lumpkin County has been identified, the sheriff said.

“The victim has been identified,” Sheriff Stacy M. Jarrard said Sunday on Facebook.

However, the sheriff said the woman’s identity can’t be released until his office gets more notification from the Elizabethtown, Ky., Police Department.

Authorities told Channel 2 Action News they were contacted by Elizabethtown police about the arrest of Joseph Bryan Capstraw, 20, who said he met the woman at the gathering.

The Rainbow Family of Living Light is a name for a very loose collection of self-described misfits, nature lovers and artists who gather annually in a national forest.

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This was their 47th gathering, but the first in Georgia. The event ran from mid-June to July 4.

According to authorities, the woman accompanied Capstraw as they left, hitchhiking from the event.

“The response with Social Media was instrumental in getting the word out,” the sheriff said on Facebook, “and I thank all that contacted me with information.”

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